Peter Eisenman is an internationally recognized architect and educator. He has designed a wide range of projects, including large-scale housing and urban design projects, innovative facilities for educational institutions, and a series of inventive private houses.
Prior to establishing his practice in 1980, Mr. Eisenman was primarily an educator and theorist. In 1967, Mr. Eisenman founded the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies (IAUS), an international think tank for architecture, and served as its director until 1982. He received a Stone Lion (First Prize) for his Romeo and Juliet project at the Third International Architectural Biennale in Venice in 1985, and was one of only two architects selected to represent the United States at the Fifth International Venice exhibition in 1991. The firm’s City of Culture of Galicia project was shown in the Ninth International Biennale in 2002. His has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Arnold W. Brunner Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. He is a member of both the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2001 he received the Medal of Honor from the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, and the Smithsonian Institution’s 2001 Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award in Architecture. He was awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement by the International Architectural Biennale in Venice in 2
1955 - Studies at Cornell University (Master of Architecture Degree )