R.I.P. Charles Gwathmey

Charles Gwathmey, Modernist Architect, Dies at 71 FRED A. BERNSTEIN New York Times August 4, 2009

Charles Gwathmey, an architect who turned his love of Modernism and passion for geometrical complexity into a series of compelling houses and sometimes controversial public buildings, died on Monday in Manhattan. He was 71 and lived in Manhattan.

Gwathmey recently renovated Paul Rudoph Hall and designed the Jeffrey H. Loria Center for the Arts.

Mr. Eisenman said that Mr. Gwathmey deserved more credit than he got for making sure that his [Jeffrey H. Loria Center] didn’t overpower its neighbors. “Charles was able to sublimate his ego and produce really sophisticated solutions to plan problems, to circulation problems — but those aren’t the kinds of things that make headlines,” [Peter] Eisenman said.

-Tanya

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