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Kevin Roche

Irish-born American architect
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Eamonn Kevin Roche FAIA (June 14, 1922 – March 1, 2019) was an Irish-born American architect. He was born in Dublin. His career was based in New Haven, Connecticut. He designed over 200 built projects in both the U.S. and abroad.

His projects include eight museums, 38 corporate headquarters, seven research facilities, performing arts centers, theaters, and campus buildings for six universities. In 1967 he created the master plan for the Metropolitan Museum of Art[1] and Islamic wings. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1982.

Roche died on March 1, 2019 at his home in Guilford, Connecticut, aged 96.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. COTTER, HOLLAND (January 15, 2012). "The Met Reimagines the American Story". Art Review. New York Times. Retrieved 23 February 2012.
  2. "Kevin Roche, Architect Who Melded Bold With Elegant, Dies at 96". The New York Times. March 2, 2019. Retrieved March 2, 2019.

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