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Kevin Roche
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Name Kevin Roche
Nationality American
Birth date June 14, 1922 (1922-06-14) (age 98)
Birth place Dublin, Ireland
Work
Buildings Convention Centre Dublin, Head Office for Bouygues, Lafayette Tower, Shiodome City Center, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Museum of Jewish Heritage, Santander Central Hispano, 1101 New York Avenue, Ford Foundation, John Deere World Headquarters, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Oakland Museum of California
Awards AIA Gold Medal
Twenty-five Year Award
American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medals
Pritzker Prize

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 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.


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