Richard Meier received his architectural training at Cornell University and established his own office in New York City in 1963.

He has received the highest honors in the field including the Pritzker Prize for Architecture, the Gold Medals of the American Institute of Architects and the Royal Institute of British Architects, as well as the Praemium Imperiale from the Japan Art Association.

For more than five decades, Richard Meier & Partners has been selected to create important works in both the private and public spheres. “We aspire to thoughtful, elegant contemporary architecture that exceeds our clients’ expectations for beauty and form, and fulfills complex programmatic and operational needs,” he says.

The work of Richard Meier & Partners is instantly recognizable and internationally respected. The firm’s projects have received 30 National Honor Awards from the American Institute of Architects and more than 50 from the New York AIA and other regional chapters.

The firm’s offices in New York and Los Angeles employ a multicultural staff of talented professionals that has produced designs in 18 countries, led by Richard Meier and six partners – Michael Palladino, James R. Crawford, Bernhard Karpf, Vivian Lee, Reynolds Logan and Dukho Yeon.

The practice has extensive experience across a range of building types and sizes from cultural facilities to government offices, libraries and educational buildings, media production facilities, industrial research complexes, corporate headquarters, hotels and private residences.

The firm is well known for the Getty Center in Los Angeles, among other national and international landmarks, including the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art and, more recently, the Burda and Arp Museums in Germany.

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