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Richard Meier received his architectural training at Cornell University His practice has included housing and private residences museums high-tech and medical facilities commercial buildings and such major civic commissions as courthouses and city halls in the United States Europe and Asia His most renowned projects include the High Museum in Atlanta the Frankfurt Museum for Decorative Arts in Germany Canal Television Headquarters in Paris the Hartford Seminary in Connecticut the Atheneum in New Harmony Indiana and the Bronx Developmental Center in New York all of which received National Honor Awards from the American Institute of Architects AIA In 1984 Mr Meier was awarded the Pritzker Prize considered the fields highest honor In the same year Mr Meier was selected as Architect for the prestigious commission to design the new Getty Center in Los Angeles Among projects recently completed by Richard Meier Partners are the City Hall and Central Library in the Hague the Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona the Stadthaus Civic Exhibition and Assembly Building in Ulm Germany Hypobank Headquarters in Luxembourg the North American Headquarters building for Swissair in Melville New York and the Museum of Television Radio in Los Angeles In addition to the Getty Center now under construction and scheduled to open to the public in 1997 the firm is currently at work on the United States Federal Courthouses in Islip New York and Phoenix Arizona and the Euregio Bank building in Basel Switzerland In 1989 Richard Meier received the Royal Gold Medal from the Royal Institute of British Architects He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and received a Medal of Honor from the New York chapter of that organization in 1980 His numerous design awards include 12 national AIA Honor Awards and 31 New York AIA Design Awards as well as the Arnold W Brunner Memorial Prize for the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters In 1990 Mr Meier
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