Antoine Predock

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Antoine Predock
Antoine Predock.jpg
Antoine Predock in March 2005
Born1936
Lebanon, Missouri, United States
Alma materColumbia University
OccupationArchitect
AwardsRome Prize (1985), AIA Gold Medal (2006), National Design Award (2007)
BuildingsPetco Park
DesignAngular, brutalist-type building designs

Antoine Predock (born 1936 in Lebanon, Missouri) is an American architect based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is the principal of Antoine Predock Architect PC, the studio he founded in 1967.

Predock first gained national attention with the La Luz community in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The first national design competition he won was held by the Nelson Fine Arts Center at Arizona State University. Predock's work includes the Turtle Creek House, built in 1993 for bird enthusiasts along a prehistoric trail in Texas, the Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, and a new ballpark for the San Diego Padres, the Petco Park. He has also worked on international sites such as the National Palace Museum Southern Branch in Southern Taiwan and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Predock says his design has been highly influenced by his connection to New Mexico.[citation needed]

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Antoine Predock was born on June 24, 1936 in Lebanon, Missouri. He considers himself an Albuquerque native, though he did not move there until college.[1] Predock credits his mother, who had majored in liberal arts in college, for his artistic inclination, and his father, an engineer, for his technical interests.[2]

Predock first attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Engineering,[3] then the University of New Mexico, where he studied engineering, emulating his father. Although he was a successful and academically inclined student, Predock found little fulfillment in his studies in engineering. Upon completing a technical drawing course taught by Don Schlegel, an architecture professor at UNM, Predock began to reevaluate his career choices. After a short hiatus from academic life, he returned to UNM at age 21 to study architecture. Schlegel acted as an advisor to Predock throughout the latter's time in the UNM architecture program. Eventually, Schlegel told Predock that he had taken advantage of all that UNM had to offer and encouraged him to apply elsewhere. Predock did, and was accepted to Columbia University, where he obtained his B.A. in architecture.[4]

Career[edit]

Predock established his first office in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1967. As of April 2019, Predock and his team have offices in Albuquerque and Taipei.[5]

He and his firm have planned, developed, and collaborated on over 100 buildings and projects. They have been featured in over 60 exhibitions, 250 books, and over 1,000 publications.[6] He has also held various teaching positions at at least 14 universities, in the United States and elsewhere.[7]

Awards and honors[edit]

  • William Kinne Fellows Traveling Prize, Columbia University (1962-63)

Notable projects[edit]

National Palace Museum Southern Branch, Taiwan
McNamara Alumni Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Writer, Jessica Dyer | Journal Staff. "One-on-One with Antoine Predock". abqjournal.com. Retrieved 2018-11-22.
  2. ^ Writer, Jessica Dyer | Journal Staff. "One-on-One with Antoine Predock". abqjournal.com. Retrieved 2018-11-22.
  3. ^ "Antoine Predock Index". predock.com. Retrieved 2018-11-22.
  4. ^ "Studio Visit: Antoine Predock". architectmagazine.com. Retrieved 2018-11-22.
  5. ^ "Antoine Predock Index". predock.com. Retrieved 2019-04-24.
  6. ^ "ANTOINE PREDOCK, FAIA | AIALA". aiala.com. Retrieved 2018-11-22.
  7. ^ "Antoine Predock Index". predock.com. Retrieved 2018-11-22.
  8. ^ Design Futures Council Senior Fellows http://www.di.net/about/senior_fellows/[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "Lifetime Achievement Winner: Antoine Predock". Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. Archived from the original on 25 September 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-22.
  10. ^ "Past Recipients". New Mexico Museum of Art. Archived from the original on 2014-01-09. Retrieved 5 August 2013.
  11. ^ "Architectural firm quits museum branch project". Taipei Times.
  • Antoniades, Anthony C. "Antoine Predock: A Case of Synthetic Inclusivity", L'arquitettura, March 1988, pp. 178–198

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