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In 2023, the architectural community lost India’s first Pritzker Prize laureate, a tireless champion for increasing the visibility of women architects, a wildly prolific scholar whose words and mentorship impacted legion, the co-founder of a New York firm that has reshaped skylines around the world—and so many more.

Below are tributes published by RECORD, both in print and online, remembering those in the profession—and some not in profession—who passed this year. They are presented in chronological order of their passing beginning in January, with links to each individual tribute and remembrance within their respective names.

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Renée Gailhoustet. Photo © Valérie Sadoun

Renée Gailhoustet, 93 

Cervin Robinson, 94
Architectural photographer

Balkrishna Doshi, 95


Balkrishna Doshi. Photo © Pratik Gajja

Robert Geddes, 99
Architect, educator

Eugene Kohn, 92
Architect, co-founder of KPF

Rafael Viñoly, 78 


Rafael Viñoly. Photo © Roman Viñoly

Michael Wilford, 84
Architect, educator

Bill Hellmuth, 69
Architect, chairman and CEO of HOK

Paolo Portoghesi, 92
Architect, historian

Claude Stoller, 101


Portrait of Claude Stoller taken by his brother Ezra (right), and the Stanton House (1961) in Belvedere, California, designed by Robert Marquis and Stoller (left). Photo © Ezra Stoller/Esto

Michael Hopkins, 88

Robert Mangurian, 82
Architect, educator

Marc Augé, 87

Jean-Louis Cohen, 74
Architectural historian, curator, educator


Thierry Despont. Photo © Rainer Hosch

Thierry Despont, 75

Myron Goldfinger, 90

Joan Kaplan Davidson, 96
Philanthropist, activist 

Norman Henry Pfeiffer, 82
Architect, founding partner Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates

Beverly Willis, 95
Architect, activist 


George Baird. Photo courtesy Baird Sampson Neuert Architects

George Baird, 84
Architect, educator 

Anthony Vidler, 82
Architectural historian, critic, educator

Rosalynn Carter, 96
Former First Lady, activist, affordable housing advocate

Chien Chung “Didi” Pei, 77
Architect, co-founder PEI Architects

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Rosalynn Carter at a 2019 Carter Work Project for Habitat for Humanity. Photo © Habitat For Humanity International