César Pelli


César Pelli
Cesar Pelli

Architect Cesar Pelli.
Born October 12, 1926(1926-10-12)
San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina
Nationality Argentine American
Work
Buildings

Petronas Twin Towers, Malaysia Cira Centre, Philadelphia, PA, USA

1 Canada Square, London, England, United Kingdom
Design Metallic, art deco-influenced buildings

César Pelli (born October 12, 1926) is an Argentine architect known for designing some of the world's tallest buildings and other major urban landmarks. In 1991, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) listed Pelli among the ten most influential living American architects. His many awards include the 1995 AIA Gold Medal which recognizes a body of work of lasting influence on the theory and practice of architecture. Perhaps his most famous work are the Petronas Twin Towers, which were for a time the world's tallest buildings. He also designed the World Financial Center complex in downtown Manhattan, next to the since-fallen World Trade Center.

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Personal life

After studying architecture at the Universidad Nacional de Tucumán, Pelli completed his studies at the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He started his career in the New Haven offices of architect Eero Saarinen.

He emigrated to the United States in 1952 and became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1964. He married Diana Balmori, a renowned landscape and urban designer. They had two children: Denis, a neurobiologist and Professor of Psychology and Neural Science at New York University and Rafael, also a renowned architect.

Pelli served as dean of the School of Architecture at Yale University from 1977 to 1984. His firm employs about 100 architects, designers, and support staff in New Haven, Connecticut.

Awards and honors

On May 26, 2008, Yale University bestowed an honorary Doctor of Arts degree to Pelli for his work in Architecture.[1]

Career

Pelli's Wells Fargo Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1989. Jon Davis
Bank of America Corporate Center, located in the center of uptown Charlotte, North Carolina, 1992
A view of the World Financial Center, and World Trade center from the Hudson River on August 26, 2000.
The Zurich tower, a 20-floor landmark office building in The Hague, Netherlands (1999)
Kurayoshi Park Square in Kurayoshi, Japan
Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, California.

Completed

Other famous buildings he has designed include:

Under construction

Proposed

Duke University revitalization

In 2007, Duke University commissioned him to plan a 20- to 50-year revitalization of its Central Campus.[26]


Publications

  • 1982: "Skyscrapers," Perspecta 18, pp. 134–151.
  • 1984: Introduction to The Second Generation by Esther McCoy (Peregrine Smith Books)
  • 1999: Observations for Young Architects (Monacelli Press)
  • 2002: Foreword to Ralph Rapson: Sketches and Drawings from Around the World by Ralph Rapson (Afton Historical Society Press)

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External links


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