1995 AIA GOLD MEDAL: American-Argentinian designer César Pelli, FAIA, first practiced at the offices of Eero Saarinen, where he worked on iconic works such as the TWA Terminal at the JKF Airport. In 1977, Pelli became the dean of architecture at Yale University and also established his own firm. His personal portfolio has become famous for some of the world's tallest buildings. He also served on the 1969 P/A Awards Jury.
FROM THE FIRM:
From the World Financial Center in New York to the Petronas Towers in Malaysia and the International Finance Centre in Hong Kong, Pelli Clarke Pelli has had the great fortune to design many prestigious projects. Our portfolio includes retail and mixed- use projects, academic buildings, libraries, museums, research centers, residences and master plans, and we have served private clients, businesses, institutions and government agencies. Our work has received critical acclaim and hundreds of design awards, including the American Institute of Architects’ Firm Award, the highest honor for an architectural practice. In 1995, the American Institute of Architects awarded Cesar Pelli the Gold Medal, its highest honor for an individual. In 2004, the firm was given the Aga Khan Award for Architecture for the Petronas Towers.