The objective of this exhibition is to illustrate the development of the work of Richard Meier and in doing so, to examine the philosophy, the process and the vision of a celebrated architect and artist.
Richard Meier’s international body of work is acclaimed for its timeless, classical, iconic design from the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art to the Getty Center in Los Angeles to Rome’s Jubilee Church. By showcasing a variety of architectural drawings and sketches, original photographs and study models, this exhibition will explore the diversity of the challenges inherent within each project: social, environmental, aesthetic, technological and economic. Several of the firm’s newest projects will be featured including the Leblon Offices, Rio De Janeiro; Reforma Towers, Mexico City, Mexico and Rothschild Tower, Tel Aviv, Israel. Several of Meier’s original collages will also be featured within this exhibition, inviting audience members to explore the relationship between the two disciplines.
Biography of Speaker/Presenter:
Richard Meier received his architectural training at Cornell University and established his own office in New York in 1963. His practice has included major civic commissions in the United States, Europe, and Asia, including courthouses and city halls, museums, corporate headquarters, and housing and private residences. Among his most well-known projects are The Getty Center in Los Angeles; the Jubilee Church in Rome, Italy; the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia; Perry and Charles Street Condominiums in New York, New York; the Canal+ Television Headquarters in Paris, France; and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona, Spain.
In 1984, Mr. Meier was awarded the Pritzker Prize for Architecture, considered the field’s highest honor. In the same year, he was selected architect for the prestigious commission to design The Getty Center in Los Angeles, which was opened to popular and critical acclaim in December 1997.
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