John Belle, who died this week at 84, helped restore several of New York City’s most important buildings, including Grand Central Terminal and the soaring Enid Haupt Conservatory at the New York Botanical Garden.
Romaldo “Aldo” Giurgola was born in Rome, Italy, and died this week in Canberra, Australia, the site of his most famous work: a government complex surrounded by bermed earth that made it possible for visitors to walk on and around the building.
David Adjaye and Moshe Safdie remember the Indian architect, who died at the age of 84 Tuesday. The architect pictured here in 2012. His black round eyeglasses, in the style associated with Le Corbusier, were a nod to western architectural ideas. But Charles Correa, who died June 16 at the age of 84, reportedly of cancer, was deeply committed to the culture of his native India, which gained independence in 1947. His buildings, completed over nearly 60 years, were the “the physical manifestation of the idea of Indian nationhood, modernity and progress,” says architect David Adjaye, who designed an exhibition
The pioneering postmodern architect dies at age 80. Michael Graves Denver Central Library Michael Graves, a pioneering postmodern architect and designer best known for the Portland Building in Oregon and his iconic Kettle with Bird Whistle, died today of natural causes at his home in Princeton, New Jersey. He was 80 years old. Related links Newsmaker: Michael Graves Michael Graves Retrospective As Firm Turns 50 Newsmaker: David Mohney, Acting Dean of the Michael Graves School of Architecture “For those of us who had the opportunity to work closely with Michael, we knew him as an extraordinary designer, teacher, mentor,
Photo courtesy IBI Group Gruzen Samton Jordan Gruzen in 2010. On Tuesday, January 27, 2015, Jordan L. Gruzen, FAIA, died in New York City after a brief bout with bladder cancer. He was 80 years old. Gruzen, along with his long-time colleague and partner Peter Samton, designed schools, universities, housing complexes, and civic and religious buildings that staunchly upheld the principles of modernist architecture with a well-tailored, straightforward use of materials. Their firm, named IBI Group-Gruzen Samton following a merger in 2009, has imparted its stamp on New York and the surrounding metropolitan area over more than four decades.
Paul Katz, 57, President of Kohn Pedersen Fox, who led the firm’s growth as a global powerhouse in the design of large, mixed-use complexes, died unexpectedly last week. Katz, known for his extremely quick mind and dry wit, was a passionate advocate for the impact that good architecture and innovative planning could have on the world’s rapidly evolving cities. Gene Kohn, a founding partner, posted this announcement.