Stanley Saitowitz

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Beth Sholom synagogue in San Francisco (2008), designed by Saitowitz

Stanley Saitowitz (born 1949) is an American architect. He was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1949, and was raised in a traditional Jewish family.[1][2]

He received his Bachelor of Architecture at the University of Witwatersrand in 1974. He received a Masters in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley in 1977.

Saitowitz is currently professor of Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, and is a Principal with Natoma Architects Inc. based in San Francisco, California.[1]

Saitowitz is well-known and influential in the Bay area architecture scene.[3] He is known for his "monochromatic" and "machine-like" architecture. His design for the Beth Sholom Synagogue (2008) in San Francisco garnered international praise and awards, such as the High Commendation Award, Religion & Contemplation at the 2008 World Architecture Festival 2008.[4] At the same time, the Synagogue received critiques from local residents.[5]

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Notable buildings designed by Saitowitz[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Saitowitz, Stanley". Retrieved May 17, 2013. 
  2. ^ Furuto, Alison (November 3, 2011). "Contemporary Jewish Museum Presents Stanley Saitowitz: Judaica". ArchDaily. Retrieved May 18, 2013. 
  3. ^ Basulto, David (6 Aug 2009). "AD Interviews: Stanley Saitowitz". ArchDaily. Retrieved 18 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Natoma Architects Awards". Retrieved May 18, 2013. 
  5. ^ John King (August 11, 2008). "New synagogue livens up Richmond District". Retrieved May 18, 2013. 
  6. ^ Elaine Wackerow (October 22, 2008). "Internationally acclaimed architect Stanley Saitowitz to lecture at Syracuse Architecture". 
  7. ^ Lennie Bennett (October 10, 2011). "Tampa Museum of Art wins architecture award". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved May 18, 2013. 

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