Robert A. M. Stern

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Robert A. M. Stern
Born (1939-05-23) May 23, 1939 (age 74)
Nationality American
Awards Driehaus Architecture Prize

Robert Arthur Morton Stern, usually credited as Robert A. M. Stern (born May 23, 1939), is an American architect. He is currently the Dean of the Yale University School of Architecture.

Stern is a representative of New Urbanism and New Classical Architecture, with a particular emphasis on urban context and the continuity of traditions. He may have been the first architect to use the term "postmodernism",[1] but more recently he has used the phrase "Modern traditionalist" to describe his work. In 2011, Stern was honored with the renowned Driehaus Architecture Prize for his achievements in contemporary classical architecture.

Some of his major works include New York City's new classical 15 Central Park West, and the postmodern Comcast Center skyscraper in Philadelphia.

Early life, education, and career[edit]

Stern received a bachelor's degree from Columbia University in 1960 and a master's degree in architecture from Yale University in 1965. After graduating from Yale, Stern worked as a designer in the office of Richard Meier in 1966, prior to forming the firm of Stern & Hagmann with a fellow student from his days at Yale, John S. Hagmann, in 1969. In 1977 he founded the successor firm, Robert A. M. Stern Architects. Before becoming architecture dean at Yale, he was professor of architecture at Columbia University and director of Columbia's Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture.

Major projects[edit]

Major projects of Robert Stern and his architecture office RAMSA include:[2]

Current projects[edit]

As of April 2014, Stern and his office RAMSA lead the following projects:

Other activities[edit]

Stern was a board member of the Walt Disney Company in the 1990s, and in fact designed buildings for Walt Disney World.[6] In 2008 he was awarded the Vincent Scully Prize by the National Building Museum for his contributions to the built environment.[7]



  1. ^ "Robert A. M. Stern entry". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 3 April 2014. 
  2. ^ Projects of Robert A. M. Stern Architects
  3. ^ "Stern to design new colleges for Yale". Yale Daily News. Retrieved 3 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "Robert A.M. Stern's 220 Central Park South Tower, Revealed". Curbed NY. Jessica Dailey. Retrieved 3 April 2014. 
  5. ^ "Details, Rendering Revealed For Zeckendorfs' 520 Park Avenue". Curbed NY. Jessica Dailey. Retrieved 3 April 2014. 
  6. ^ Julie Iovine (3 September 1998). "Robert Stern to Be Yale's Architecture Dean". The New York Times. 
  7. ^ National Building Museum, "Vincent Scully Prize."
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External links[edit]

Project's websites