Phillip Johnson

Philip Cortelyou Johnson (July 8, 1906– January 25, 2005) was an influential American architect. With his thick, round-framed glasses, Johnson was the most recognizable figure in American architecture for decades.

In 1930, he founded the Department of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and later (1978), as a trustee, he was awarded an American Institute of Architects Gold Medal and the first Pritzker Architecture Prize, in 1979. He was a student at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. When Johnson died in January 2005, he was survived by his long-time life partner, David Whitney, who died only a few months later, on June 12, 2005.

Notable works

PPG Place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Hines College of Architecture at the University of Houston
The Johnson Building at Boston Public LibraryJohnson House, “The Glass House”, New Canaan, Connecticut, (1949);
John de Menil House, Houston (1950);
The Rockefeller Guest House for Abby Aldrich Rockefeller (1950);
The Seagram Building, in collaboration with Mies van der Rohe, New York (1956);
Four Seasons Restaurant, New York City (1959);
Expansion of St. Anselm’s Abbey in Washington, D.C. (1960)
The Museum of Art at Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute in Utica, New York (1960);
The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden at the Museum of Modern Art;
New York State Theater at Lincoln Center, (with Richard Foster, 1964);
Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth, Texas (1961, expansion in 2001);
The New York State Pavilion for the 1964 New York World’s Fair, 1964);
The Kreeger Museum in Washington D.C. (with Richard Foster; 1967);
The main campus mall at the University of Saint Thomas in Houston, Texas ;
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library of New York University);
John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza in Dallas, Texas (1970);
The IDS Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota (1972);
Art Museum of South Texas in Corpus Christi, Texas (1972);
Boston Public Library (1973);
Fort Worth Water Gardens (1974);
The Dorothy and Dexter Baker Center for the Arts at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania(1976);
Thanks-Giving Square in Dallas, Texas (1976);
The Neuberger Museum of Art at SUNY Purchase College;
Evangelist Robert Schuller’s Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, California (1980);
Tata Theatre, National Centre for the Performing Arts (India), Mumbai (1980).
Metro-Dade Cultural Center in Miami, Florida, 1982;
The Chapel of St. Basil and the Academic Mall at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas;
The Republic Bank Center in Houston, Texas now rebranded Bank of America Center;
The Transco Tower, now rebranded Williams Tower, Houston, (1983);
The Cleveland Playhouse in Cleveland, Ohio (extension) (1983);
The Wells Fargo Center (Denver) in Denver, Colorado (1983);
PPG Place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (1984);
The Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture, University of Houston (1985);
Comerica Bank Tower, Dallas, Texas, 1987;
Puerta de Europa, Madrid, Spain) John Burgee Architects, Philip Johnson Consultant;
190 South LaSalle in Chicago John Burgee Architects, Philip Johnson Consultant;
191 Peachtree Tower, Atlanta, Georgia John Burgee Architects, Philip Johnson Consultant;
101 California Street, San Francisco, California; Johnson/ Burgee Architects;
University of St Thomas St Basil Chapel (with John Manley, Architect) (1992);
AEGON Center in Louisville, Kentucky (1993), John Burgee Architects, Philip Johnson Consultant.
Comerica Tower in Detroit, Michigan (1993), John Burgee Architects, Philip Johnson Consultant.
Visitor’s Pavilion, New Canaan CT (1994).
Turning Point, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio (1996).
Philip-Johnson-Haus, Berlin, Germany (1997).
First Union Plaza, Boca Raton, Florida (2000).

referenced from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_Johnson


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