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Palace of the Dawn, Brasilia, by Oscar Niemeyer.

Some famous Jewish architects:

  • Michael Arad (1969 – ):¬†An¬†Israeli-American¬†architect known for his winning design of the¬†World Trade Centre Memorial¬†He is a partner of Handel Architects, based in New York City.
  • Ricardo Bofill (1939 – ):¬†A postmodernist Catalan architect. His practice is Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura,¬†based in Barcelona.
  • Marcel Breuer¬†(1902 – 1981): Born in P√©cs, Hungary, moved to the United States and practiced in¬†New York City. Modernist architect and furniture designer.
  • Gordon Bunshaft¬†(1909 –¬†1990):¬†Pritzker Prize winning¬†modernist architect, partner of¬†Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. Practiced in New York City.
  • Diller Scofidio and Renfro: A¬†design studio that integrates architecture, the visual arts and the performing arts. It is led by three partners; Elizabeth Diller, Ricardo Scofidio, and Charles Renfro.¬†Based in New York City.
  • Peter Eisenman (1932 – ): An American deconstructivist architect. His practice is Eisenmann Architects, based in New York City.
  • Sidney Eisenshtat¬†(1914 – 2005): An American architect best known for his modernist synagogues and Jewish academic buildings. He practice in Los Angeles.
  • David Fisher (1949 – ): An Israeli-Italian architect¬†known for his rotating skyscraper¬†designs. He is the founder of Dynamic Architecture Group, based in Florence.¬†In 2008, he released a biography that claimed he had received an honorary doctorate from a Columbia-based University that does not exist. In the same year, he was tried and acquitted in the Italian courts for the embezzlement of 70 million Italian lira.
  • Sheldon Fox (deceased): Cofounder of Kohn Pederson Fox, based in New York City.
  • Bertrand Goldberg¬†(1913 – 1997):¬†An American architect best known for the¬†Marina City¬†complex in¬†Chicago, Illinois, the tallest residential concrete building in the world at the time of completion.¬†His practice was Bertrand Goldberg Associates, based in Chicago.
  • Herzog and de Meuron:¬†A¬†Swiss architecture studio¬†with its head office in¬†Basel,¬†Switzerland. Its founders¬†are¬†Jacques Herzog¬†and¬†Pierre de Meuron.
  • Frank Gehry (1929 – ): An American architect¬†best known for his Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao. His practice is Gehry Partners, based in Los Angeles.
  • David Haymes (1955 – ):¬†An American architect. His practice is Pappageorge Haymes, based in Chicago.
  • Louis I. Kahn¬†(1901 –¬†1974): An American architect, based in Philadelphia.
  • Daniel Libeskind (1946 – ):¬†An American architect, artist, and¬†set designer¬†of Polish descent, best known for His Jewish Museum in Berlin. His practice is Studio Daniel Libeskind, based in New York.
  • Richard Meier (1934 – ):¬†An American Pritzker Prize winning architect whose¬†rationalist¬†buildings make prominent use of the colour white. He is best known for the Getty Centre in Los Angeles. His practice is Richard Meier and Partners, based in New York.
  • Hans Emil Meyer¬†(1889 – 1954):¬†A¬†Swiss¬†architect¬†and second director of the¬†Bauhaus¬†in¬†Dessau.
  • Eric Owen Moss (1943 – ): An America architect. His practice is Eric Owen Moss Architects, based in Los Angeles.
  • Richard Neutra¬†(1892 – 1970):¬†An Austrian-American¬†architect,¬†considered one of modernism’s most important practitioners.
  • Oscar Niemeyer (1907 – 2012): A¬†Brazilian architect who practiced a unique version of the Internationalist Style.¬†Practiced in Rio de Janeiro.
  • Nikolaus Pevsner (1902 – 1983):¬†A¬†German-born British scholar, specialising in the history of art and architecture.
  • Richard Rogers (1933 – ):¬†An Italian-born British architect noted for his¬†modernist¬†and¬†functionalist designs. Best known for the Georges Pompidou Centre he¬†designed¬†with Renzo Piano. His practice is Rogers Stirk Harbour and Partners, based in London.
  • Moshe Safdie (1938 – ):¬†An¬†Israeli-Canadian¬†architect, urban designer, educator, theorist, and author. He is most identified with¬†Habitat 67, which paved the way for his international career. His practice is Safdie Architects, based in Montreal.
  • Lawrence Scarpa (1959 – ):¬†An architect known for the creative use of conventional materials in unique and unexpected ways. He is considered a pioneer and leader in the field of¬†sustainable design. His partner of¬†Brooks and Scarpa,¬†based in¬†Los Angeles.
  • Frederic Schwartz (1951 – ):¬†An American¬†architect, author, and city planner whose work includes the¬†New Jersey 9 – 11 Memorial. His practice is Frederic Schwartz Architects, based in New York.
  • Denise Scott Brown (1931 – ):¬†An American post-modernist architect, planner, writer and educator. Principal of the firm Venturi Scott Brown and Associates, based in¬†Philadelphia.
  • Harry Seidler¬†(1923¬†‚Äď 2006):¬†An Austrian-born Australian¬†architect considered to be one of the leading exponents of¬†Modernism’s methodology in Australia, and the first architect to fully express the principles of the¬†Bauhaus¬†in Australia.

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