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Charles Gwathmey

Perhaps best known for the Guggenheim restoration and addition, Charles Gwathmey has had a distinguished career with a broad range of commissions. In addition to maintaining his architecture practice, from 1965 to 1991 he held faculty positions at Pratt Institute, Cooper Union, Princeton University, Columbia University, the University of Texas, and the University of California at Los Angeles.

  • Master of Architecture, Yale University Brunner Prize, American Academy of Arts and Letters
  • Medal of Honor, New York Chapter, AIA, 1983
  • First recipient of Yale Alumni Arts Award, School of Architecture, 1985
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, New York State Society of Architects, 1990

“In the spirit of graphic essence and referential logic, the rotated square overlaid on the circle is irrefutably articulate, primary, and memorable.”

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