Yann Weymouth

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Yann Weymouth
(m. 1963; div. 1969)

Susana Pola
(m. 1988)
Children3, including Katharine Weymouth
FamilyTina Weymouth (sister)
Anatole Le Braz (great-grandfather)
The Salvador Dalí Museum, St. Petersburg, Florida, designed by Weymouth

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


After graduating from Harvard University in 1963 and MIT School of Architecture in 1966,[1] Weymouth worked 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 in Paris.[2]

In 1989, the year the Grand Louvre Pyramid opened, Engineering News-Record named Weymouth one of its Men of the Year.[3] French President Francois Mitterrand honored Weymouth for his role, awarding him the “Chevalier” (Knight) of the “Ordre National du Mérite”.[4] Weymouth was elevated to “Officier” (Officer) in 2012.

Weymouth then worked for Arup, SOM and Arquitectonica.[5]

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 in Florida, intended to be the first LEED Platinum structures at the university.[6][7]

He designed the Salvador Dali Museum in Florida.[8][9]

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.[10]

Louvre Notebooks[edit]

Weymouth has kept notebooks of his work on the Louvre. In 1992, the American Institute of Architects and American Architectural Foundation exhibited Yann Weymouth Louvre Notebooks at The Octagon House in 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 and with sketches by Weymouth.

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 son of Ralph Weymouth and the great-grandson of Anatole Le Braz.[12] His mother was an immigrant from France of Breton descent and his father was American.[13]

Yann Weymouth married journalist and editor Lally Graham in 1963; they divorced in 1969. They had two children: Katherine, who was the publisher for The Washington Post,[14] and Pamela, a former writer for HuffPost.[15][16] In 1988 Weymouth married Susana Pola; they have a son, Wells Weymouth.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Yann Weymouth celebrated with scholarship program". The Construction Specifier. April 25, 2018. Retrieved 20 November 2020.
  2. ^ "Cool Construction Tour of 77 Charles West Tower in Toronto". hoklife.com. Retrieved 5 September 2014.
  3. ^ "77 Charles Street Condominiums". hermesrealty.ca. Retrieved 5 September 2014.
  4. ^ "Architect, Yann Weymouth". thefrost.fiu.edu. Retrieved 5 September 2014.
  5. ^ "Architect Spec: Yann Weymouth". surfaceandpanel.com. Retrieved 5 September 2014.
  6. ^ "Interview with HOK's Yann Weymouth on the Salvador Dali Museum in Florida". archinect.com. Retrieved 5 September 2014.
  7. ^ "Recent Entries". hoklife.com. Retrieved 5 September 2014.
  8. ^ "INTERVIEW: HOK's Yann Weymouth Discusses Designing the Hurricane-Resistant Salvador Dalí Museum". inhabitat.com. Retrieved 5 September 2014.
  9. ^ Carl Cronan No Rock Star-chitect August 27, 2010 Gulf Coast Business Review
  10. ^ "Architects envision new life for old St. Petersburg Pier". tbo.com. Retrieved 5 September 2014.
  11. ^ Gulf Coast Business review: "No Rock Star-chitect" by Carl Cronan August 27, 2010
  12. ^ "Héritage. d'Anatole le Braz aux Talking Heads". 31 August 2012.
  13. ^ "Héritage. D'Anatole Le Braz aux Talking Heads". Le Telegramme (in French). 31 August 2012.
  14. ^ Wired.com: "Post's Weymouth: The Last Media Tycoon" By Lloyd Grove July 16, 2008
  15. ^ Huffington Post: "Pamela Alma Bass" retrieved October 29, 2012
  16. ^ 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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