John Burgee

John Burgee

John Burgee is an American architect important in Postmodern architecture. 1956 graduate of University of Notre Dame, USA, School of Architecture. Burgee's honors also include the Reynolds Prize in Architecture. Burgee served on Notre Dame's Board of Trustees from 1988 until April when he was named trustee emeritus. He also has served on the School of Architecture's Advisory Council since 1982. In 2004, he received the Orlando T. Maione Award for distinguished contributions to the School of Architecture [ [ John Burgee - 2004 Orlando T. Maione Award - Our Community - School of Architecture - University of Notre Dame ] ]

Johnson/Burgee Architects

In 1968, Burgee and the late architect Philip Johnson established Johnson/Burgee Architects in Manhattan.

Their collaborations include:
*AEGON Center, Louisville, Kentucky
*AT&T Building, New York City
*Bank of America Center, Houston, Texas
*Comerica Tower, Detroit, Michigan
*Crystal Cathedral, Garden Grove, California
*Fort Worth Water Gardens
*One Atlantic Center (IBM Building), Atlanta, Georgia
*IDS Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
*Lipstick Building, New York, New York
*Pennzoil Place Houston, Texas
*PPG Place, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
*Puerta de Europa, Madrid, Spain
*Transco Tower (now Williams Tower), Houston, Texas
*Tycon Center, Fairfax County, Virginia
*191 Peachtree Tower, Atlanta, Georgia
*500 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts

"Johnson-Burgee firm moved in 1986 into the elliptical skyscraper at 885 Third Avenue, between 53rd and 54th Streets. Popularly known as the Lipstick Building, it had been designed by the partners together. In 1984 they made their long term associate of 15 years, Raj Ahuja as their third partner. But the partnership arrangement was not to last long beyond the move: Mr. Burgee, eager to occupy center stage, negotiated a more limited role for Mr. Johnson as a design Consultant in 1986 and asked Raj Ahuja to leave the firm in 1988 end and in 1991 exercised the prerogative he had as the firm's chief executive and eased Mr. Johnson out altogether." [ By PAUL GOLDBERGER]

"It proved an unwise decision: the firm, crippled by an arbitration." [ By PAUL GOLDBERGER] "

External links

* [ Emporis]
* [ Bio]


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