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Cesar Pelli, Argentinian architect. Recipient Aga Khan award, Aga Khan Trust for Culture, 2004. Fellow American Institute of Architects (Firm award 1989, named to top ten list of living American architects 1991, Gold medal 1995); member National Academy of Design (Arnold M. Brunner Memorial prize 1978), American Academy Arts and Letters (academician), International Academy Architecture (academician).

Background

Pelli, Cesar was born on October 12, 1926 in Tucuman, Argentina. Arrived in United States, 1952, naturalized, 1964. Son of Victor V. and Teresa S. Pelli.

Education

Bachelor of Architecture cum laude, University Tucuman, 1949. Master of Science in Architecture, University Illinois, 1954.

Career

Associate Eero Saarinen & Associates, 1954-1964, Daniel, Mann, Johnson & Mendenhall, 1964-1968, Gruen Associates Inc., Los Angeles, 1968-1977, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architect (formerly Cesar Pelli & Associates), New Haven, since 1977. Dean Yale University School Architecture, 1977-1984.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Works include Pacific Design Center and Expansion, Los Angeles (Honor award Southern California chapter American Institute of Architects 1976), United States Embassy, Tokyo, Museum Modern Art Expansion, New York City, World Finance Center and Winter Garden, New York City (Bard award 1992), Cleveland Clinic (Honor award American Institute of Architects 1986), Herring Hall, Rice University, Houston (Honor award American Institute of Architects 1986), Carnegie Hall Tower, New York City (Honor award American Institute of Architects 1994, Design award American Institute of Architects/Connecticut 1991), Boyer Center Molecular Medicine Yale University (Design award American Institute of Architects/Connecticut 1991), Bank of America Corporation Center, Charlotte, One Canada Square, London, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation Headquarters, Tokyo (Design award American Institute of Architects/Connecticut 1997), Terminal B/C Reagan Washington National Airport (Design award American Institute of Architects/Connecticut 1998, North-East Design award 1999, Design for Transportation award 2000), Aronoff Center for the Arts, Cincinnati (USITT Honor award 1996, Design award American Institute of Architects/CIN 1996, Design award American Institute of Architects/Connecticut 1997), Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Design award American Institute of Architects/Connecticut 1999, North-East Design award 2000, Honor award American Institute of Architects 2000), Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York (Design award American Institute of Architects/Connecticut 1996), International Finance Center, Hong Kong, National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan (Design award American Institute of Architects/Connecticut 2005), Overture Center, Madison, Cira Center, Philadelphia(American Architecture award 2006), The Solaire, New York (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design Gold), Carnival Center Performing Arts, Florida, Minneapolis Central Library. (American Institute of Architects/Connecticut award, 2006), Bloomberg Tower, New York City (Urban Land Institute award for excellence, 2005), Orange County Performing Arts Center, Costa Mesa, California (American Institute of Architects/Connecticut award, 2007), Bank of Oklahoma Center, Tulsa, Connecticut Science Center, Hartford, Torre de Cristal, Madrid, Torre Libertad, Mexico City, South Station Air Rights Development, Boston, Torre Iberdrola, Bilbao, Paradise St. Development & One Park West, Liverpool, England, Gran Torre Costanera, Santiago, Chile, Project CityCtr. Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Torre Puerto Triana, Seville, Spain, Winnipeg Airport Terminal, National Children's Museum, Washington, DC, Repsol YPF Headquarters, Buenos Aires, Transby Terminal & Tower, San Francisco.

      Editor Yale Seminars on Architecture, 1981-1982. Author Observations for Young Architects, 1999.

Membership

Fellow American Institute of Architects (Firm award 1989, named to top ten list of living American architects 1991, Gold medal 1995). Member National Academy of Design (Arnold M. Brunner Memorial prize 1978), American Academy Arts and Letters (academician), International Academy Architecture (academician).

Connections

Children: Denis G., Rafael A.

father:
Victor V.

mother:
Teresa S. Pelli

children:
Denis G. Pelli

Rafael A. Pelli