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Personal information
Name Louis Kahn
Nationality American
Birth date (1901-02-20)February 20, 1901
Birth place Kuressaare, Governorate of Estonia, Russian Empire
Date of death March 17, 1974(1974-03-17) (aged 73)
Place of death New York City, New York, U.S.
Work
Buildings Jatiyo Sangshad Bhaban
Yale University Art Gallery
Salk Institute
Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
Phillips Exeter Academy Library
Kimbell Art Museum
Projects Center of Philadelphia, Urban and Traffic Study
Awards AIA Gold Medal
RIBA Gold Medal

Louis Isadore Kahn (born Itze-Leib Schmuilowsky) (March 5 [O.S. February 20] 1901 – March 17, 1974) was an Estonian-born American architect. His career was set in Philadelphia.

He founded his own atelier in 1935. While continuing his private practice, he was a design critic and professor of architecture at Yale School of Architecture from 1947 to 1957. From 1957 until his death, he was a professor of architecture at the School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania.

Kahn died of a heart attack on March 17, 1974 in a bathroom at Penn Station in Manhattan, aged 73.


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