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Charles Gwathmey

American architect

Died when: 71 years 45 days (853 months)
Star Sign: Gemini

 

Charles Gwathmey

Charles Gwathmey (June 19, 1938 – August 3, 2009) was an American architect.He was a principal at Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects, as well as one of the five architects identified as The New York Five in 1969.

Gwathmey was perhaps best known for the 1992 renovation of Frank Lloyd Wright'sGuggenheim Museum in New York City.Born in Charlotte, North Carolina, he was the son of the American painter Robert Gwathmey and photographer Rosalie Gwathmey.

He attended the High School of Music and Art in New York City, graduating in 1956.Charles Gwathmey attended the University of Pennsylvania and received his Master of Architecture degree in 1962 from Yale School of Architecture, where he won both the William Wirt Winchester Fellowship as the outstanding graduate and a Fulbright Grant.

While at Yale, he studied under Paul Rudolph.Gwathmey served as President of the Board of Trustees for The Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies and was elected a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects in 1981.


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