Kevin Roche - The Quiet Architect
Pritzker Architecture Prize Winners • Documentary, 01-Jan-2017
chronicles the life and career of renowned Irish-American architect Kevin Roche (1922-2019), who disdained the limelight despite such triumphs as the master plan for New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and winning the Pritzker Prize in 1982, the highest honour an architect can receive.
Still working at age 95, Pritzker Prize winning architect Kevin Roche is an enigma. He’s reached the top of his profession, but has little interest in celebrity and eschews the label “Starchitect”. Despite a lifetime of acclaimed work that includes the Ford Foundation, Oakland Museum of California and 40 years designing new galleries for The Met in New York, he has no intention of ever retiring and keeps looking forward. Roche's architectural philosophy focuses on creating “a community for a modern society” and he has been credited with creating green buildings before they became part of the public consciousness.
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