was born in Newark, New Jersey in 1932. After a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cornell University, he obtained a Master of Science in Architecture degree from Columbia University, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Cambridge University (U.K). He holds honorary Doctorates of Fine Arts from the University of Illinois, Chicago, the Pratt Institute in New York, and Syracuse University. In 2003, he was awarded an honorary Doctorate in Architecture by the Università La Sapienza in Rome. Mr. Eisenman’s lectures at Cambridge, Princeton, Harvard, Ohio State, Yale, IUAV in Venice, ETH in Zurich, and The Cooper Union of NY universities. Currently, he is The Charles Gwathmey Professor in Practice at the Yale School of Architecture and member of American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Internationally renowned architect, theorist and educator, Eisenman considers architecture to be an independent discipline, while his unique approach to design projects takes into consideration the layers of physical and cultural heritage of each site. His most representative architecture projects are the following: House VI in Cornwall
, Connecticut; the Wexner Center for the Arts
, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio; Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
, Berlin; City of Culture of Galicia
, Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain.
Eisenman was awarded numerous prizes and acknowledgments such as the Medal of Honor from the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects in 2001, the Smithsonian Institution’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award in Architecture in 2001, the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 2004 Venice Architecture Biennale and the Wolf Foundation Prize in the Arts, awarded in Jerusaleum, 2010.