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Kevin Roche


Kevin Roche, Irish, American architect. Recipient Creative Arts award Brandeis University, 1967; A.S. Bard award City Club New York, 1968, 77, 79; award Governor of California, 1968; New York State award Citizens Union New York, 1968; total design award American Society Interior Design; Pritzker Architectural prize, 1982; Albert S. Bard award, 1990.


Roche, Kevin was born on June 14, 1922 in Dublin, Ireland. Came to United States, 1948, naturalized, 1964. Son of Eamon and Alice (Harding) Roche.


Bachelor of Architecture, National University Ireland, 1945. Honorary Doctor of Science, National University Ireland, 1977. Postgrad., Illinois Institute of Technology, 1948.

Doctor of Fine Arts (honorary), Wesleyan University, 1981. Doctor of Fine Arts (honorary), Yale University, 1995.


With Eero Saarinen and Associates, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, 1950—1961. Partner Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates LLC, Hamden, Connecticut, since 1966.


  • Other Work

    • Principal works include Ford Foundation Headquarters, 1967, Oakland (California) Mus, 1968, Metropolitan Museum Art, New York City, Creative Arts Center, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, 1971, Fine Arts Center, University Massachusetts, 1971, Union Carbide Corporation World Headquarters, Connecticut, General Foods Corporation Headquarters, Rye, New York, 1977, 1978, Conoco Incorporated Headquarters, Houston, 1979, Central Park Zoo, New York City, 1980, DeWitt Wallace Museum Fine Arts, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1980, Bouygues World Headquarters, Paris, 1983, J.P. Morgan and Company Headquarters, New York City, 1983, United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund Headquarters, New York City, 1984, Leo Burnett Company Headquarters, Chicago, 1985, Cummins Engine Company Corporation Headquarters, Columbus, Indiana, 1985, Corning (New York ) Incorporated Headquarters, 1986, Merck & Company Headquarters, New Jersey, 1987, Dai Ichi Headquarters/Norinchukin Bank Headquarters, Tokyo, 1989, Nations Bank Headquarters, Atlanta, 1989, Pontiac Marina Private Limited, Singapore, 1990, Metropolitano, Madrid, 1990, Borland International Headquarters, Scotts Valley, California, 1990, Tanjong & Binariang/Ampang Tower, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1993, Museum Jewish Heritage Holocaust Memorial, New York City, 1993, Tata Cummins Private Limited, Jamshedpur, India, 1994, Visiting Center, Columbus, Indiana, 1994, Cummins Engine Company Oracle Application Express Manufacturing Facility, 1994, Lucent Technologies Headquarters, Murray Hill, New Jersey, 1996, Wuxi Newage Cummins, Wuxi, China, 1996, Total Systems Services Corporation Headquarters, Columbus, Georgia, 1997, Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 2000, Lucent Technology Research and Development Facilities, various locations including The Netherlands and Germany, 2001, Shiodome City Center, Tokyo, 2003, Headquarters Santander Central Hispano, Madrid, 2005, Securities and Exchange Commission, Washington, 2005, Bouygues SA Holding Company Headquarters, Paris, 2005, COnvention Center Dublin, 2010, 1101 New York Avenue, Washington, 2006, Lafayette Tower, Washington, 2009.


Member Fine Arts Commission, Washington. Trustee American Academy in Rome, 1968-1971, Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars in Smithsonian Institution. Fellow American Institute of Architects (medal of honor New York chapter 1968, Gold Medal award 1993, 25-year award 1995), American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Member National Academy of Design (academician), American Academy of Arts and Letters (president 1994-1997), American Academy Arts and Letters (Brunner award 1965, Gold medal 1990), Académie d'Architecture (Grand Gold medal 1977), Municipal Art Society New York (Brendan Gill prize 1989), Academy di San Luca.


Married Jane Tuohy, June 10, 1963. Children: Eamon, Paud, Denis, Anne, Alice.

Eamon Roche

Alice (Harding) Roche

Jane Tuohy

Eamon Roche

Paud Roche

Denis Roche

Anne Roche

Alice Roche