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RICHARD MEIER & PARTNERS
Richard Meier received his architectural training at Cornell University. His practice has included housing and private residences, museums, high-tech and medical facilities, commercial buildings and such major civic commissions as courthouses and city halls in the United States and Europe. Among his most well-known projects are the High Museum in Atlanta, the Frankfurt Museum for Decorative Arts in Germany, Canal Plus Television Headquarters in Paris, The Hartford Seminary in Connecticut, the Atheneum in New Harmony, lndiana and the Bronx Developmental Center in New York. All of these have received National Honor Awards from the American Institute of Architects (AIA).
In 1984, Richard Meier was awarded the Pritzker Prize for Architecture, considered the field's highest honor. In the same year, Richard Meier was selected architect for the prestigious commission to design the new $1 billion Getty Center in Los Angeles, California. Among the projects recently completed by Richard Meier & Partners are the City Hall and Central Library in the Hague; the Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona, the Museum of Television & Radio and the Gagosian Gallery, both in Los Angeles, California, the Stadthaus (Civic Exhibition and Assembly Building) in Ulm, Germany, Hypobank Headquarters in Luxembourg, and the North American Headquarters building for Swissair in Melville, New York. In addition to the Getty Center, now under construction and scheduled to open to the public in 1997, the firm is currently at work on United States Courthouses in Islip, Long Island and Phoenix, Arizona and the Euregio Bank building in Basel, Switzerland. Richard Meier & Partners has also won the international competition sponsored by the Vatican for the Church of the Year 2000, to be built in Rome beginning in late 1997.
In 1997 Richard Meier received the AIA Gold Medal, the highest award from the American Institute of Architects. He is a Fellow of the AIA, and received a Medal of Honor from the New York Chapter of that organisation in 1980. His numerous design awards include 12 national AIA Honor Awards and 32 New York City AIA Design Awards, as well as the Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. In 1989, Richard Meier received the Royal Gold Medal from the Royal Institute of British Architects. In 1992, the French Government honored Mr. Meier as a Commander of Arts and Letters and in 1995, he was elected Fellow to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has received honorary degrees from the University of Naples, New Jersey Institute of Technology and The New School for Social Research.