Yann Weymouth

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Yann Weymouth is a St. Petersburg, Florida based architect and the designer of the Salvador Dali Museum. Early in his career he served as Chief of Design for I.M. Pei on on the Grand Louvre Project, Paris, France.

Career[edit]

After graduating from Harvard University in 1963[citation needed] and MIT in 1966,[citation needed] Yann Weymouth served early in his career as Chief of Design for I.M. Pei on the National Gallery of Art East Wing, Washington, D.C and as the Chief of Design for I.M. Pei on the Grand Louvre Project, Paris, France.[1]

In 1989, the year the Grand Louvre Pyramid opened, Engineering News Record named Weymouth one of their “Men of the Year”.[2] French President Francois Mitterrand honored Weymouth for his role, awarding him the “Chevalier” (Knight) of the “Ordre National du Mérite”.[3] Weymouth was elevated to “Officier” (Officer) in 2012.

Weymouth then worked for Arup, SOM and Arquitectonica.[4]

From early 2001 to 2013 Weymouth served as Senior Vice President, Design Director, and worldwide Design Board member for Hellmuth Obata + Kassabaum (HOK) Architects.[citation needed]

He designed The Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Experiential Music at the University of Miami (Coral Gables, Florida), intended to be the first LEED Platinum structures at the University.[5][6]

He designed the Salvador Dali Museumin Florida.[7][8]

He designed expansions, renovations and master plan of the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art and Cultural Complex in Sarasota and the Museum of Fine Arts (St. Petersburg, Florida) Hazel Hough Wing.[9]

Louvre Notebooks[edit]

Weymouth has kept notebooks of his work on the Louvre, which have been exhibited and portions are included in publications, such as I.M. Pei and the Louvre Pyramid, by Philip Jodidio, Sketches by Yann Weymouth (Musee du Louvre and Prestel, 2009).[10]

In 1992, the American Institute of Architects and American Architectural Foundation exhibited “Yann Weymouth Louvre Notebooks” at The Octagon, Washington, D.C. In 2009, to mark the 20th anniversary of the opening of the Louvre Pyramid, the Musee du Louvre and Prestel co-published the book I.M. Pei and the Louvre Pyramid, by Philip Jodidio, Sketches by Yann Weymouth.[10]

Personal life[edit]

He is the older brother of Tina Weymouth, the bassist for the art-rock band Talking Heads from 1974 to 1991,[11] the great-grandson of Anatole Le Braz.[12]

On April 6, 2013 Wells married Rachel nee Ludlow.[citation needed]

On January 4, 1988 Yann Weymouth married his second wife Susana nee Pola; they have a son.[citation needed]

Yann Weymouth was previously married to Lally Weymouth, a daughter of Katharine Graham, a former publisher of The Washington Post. They divorced in 1972, and had two children:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cool Construction Tour of 77 Charles West Tower in Toronto". hoklife.com. Retrieved 5 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "77 Charles Street Condominiums". hermesrealty.ca. Retrieved 5 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "Architect, Yann Weymouth". thefrost.fiu.edu. Retrieved 5 September 2014. 
  4. ^ "Architect Spec: Yann Weymouth". surfaceandpanel.com. Retrieved 5 September 2014. 
  5. ^ "Interview with HOK's Yann Weymouth on the Salvador Dali Museum in Florida". archinect.com. Retrieved 5 September 2014. 
  6. ^ "Recent Entries". hoklife.com. Retrieved 5 September 2014. 
  7. ^ "INTERVIEW: HOK's Yann Weymouth Discusses Designing the Hurricane-Resistant Salvador Dalí Museum". inhabitat.com. Retrieved 5 September 2014. 
  8. ^ Carl Cronan No Rock Star-chitect August 27, 2010 Gulf Coast Business Review
  9. ^ "Architects envison new life for old St. Petersburg Pier". tbo.com. Retrieved 5 September 2014. 
  10. ^ a b "I. M. Pei: The Louvre Pyramid by Philip Jodidio Sketches by Yann Weymouth". Retrieved 5 September 2014. 
  11. ^ Gulf Coast Business review: "No Rock Star-chitect" by Carl Cronan August 27, 2010
  12. ^ http://www.letelegramme.fr/ig/generales/regions/bretagne/heritage-d-anatole-le-braz-aux-talking-heads-31-08-2012-1821812.php
  13. ^ Wired.com: "Post's Weymouth: The Last Media Tycoon" By Lloyd Grove July 16, 2008
  14. ^ Huffington Post: "Pamela Alma Bass" retrieved October 29, 2012
  15. ^ Frank Ahrens (2008-02-08). "Post Co. Names Weymouth Media Chief and Publisher". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2009-09-15. She [Katharine Weymouth] is a niece of Tina Weymouth, the bass guitarist in the new wave band Talking Heads.. 

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