Robert A. M. Stern
|Robert A. M. Stern|
|Born||May 23, 1939|
|Awards||Driehaus Architecture Prize|
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", 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.
Early life, education, and career
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 of Robert Stern and his architecture office RAMSA include:
- Lakewood Public Library in Lakewood, Ohio
- inner ring suburb of Cleveland, Ohio
- Nashville Public Library in Nashville, Tennessee
- Jacksonville Public Library in Jacksonville, Florida
- main library in Columbus, Georgia
- Point West Place in Framingham, Massachusetts
- Federal Reserve Bank in Atlanta, Georgia
- federal courthouses in Youngstown, Ohio, Beckley, West Virginia and Richmond, Virginia
- Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan
- Mason School of Business at the College of William and Mary
- 15 Central Park West, New York City
- North Quadrangle Residential and Academic Complex at the University of Michigan
- George W. Bush Presidential Library at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas
- two residential colleges at Yale University, the largest single building commission in New Haven's history (started in September 2008)
As of April 2014, Stern and his office RAMSA lead the following projects:
- 220 Central Park South, skyscraper - Manhattan, New York City
- 520 Park Avenue, skyscraper - Manhattan, New York City
Stern was a board member of the Walt Disney Company in the 1990s, and in fact designed buildings for Walt Disney World. In 2008 he was awarded the Vincent Scully Prize by the National Building Museum for his contributions to the built environment.
- Edmund N. Bacon Prize – Ed Bacon Foundation (now under the Philadelphia Center for Architecture)
- Driehaus Architecture Prize – University of Notre Dame School of Architecture
- "Robert A. M. Stern entry". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 3 April 2014.
- Projects of Robert A. M. Stern Architects
- "Stern to design new colleges for Yale". Yale Daily News. Retrieved 3 April 2014.
- "Robert A.M. Stern's 220 Central Park South Tower, Revealed". Curbed NY. Jessica Dailey. Retrieved 3 April 2014.
- "Details, Rendering Revealed For Zeckendorfs' 520 Park Avenue". Curbed NY. Jessica Dailey. Retrieved 3 April 2014.
- Julie Iovine (3 September 1998). "Robert Stern to Be Yale's Architecture Dean". The New York Times.
- National Building Museum, "Vincent Scully Prize." http://www.nbm.org/support-us/awards_honors/scully-prize/robert-am-stern.html
- Robert Stern website
- 2011 video feat. Stern, Driehaus Prize ceremony, Notre Dame School of Architecture
- Project's websites
- Jacksonville Public Library
- 15 Central Park West
- 10 Rittenhouse Square
- Photograph of Dallas, Texas Home Designed by Architect Robert Stern
- Highgrove Luxury Condominiums