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Charles Gwathmey, Modern Architect

(1938 - 2009)

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Glenstone Residence in Potomac, Maryland by Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects llc

Glenstone in Potomac, Maryland by Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects llc

Photo by Scott Frances, courtesy of Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Charles Gwathmey, Michael Graves, Richard Meier, and Peter Eisenman - NY5 with John Hejduk

(L to R) Charles Gwathmey, Michael Graves, Richard Meier, and Peter Eisenman in 1978 - with John Hejduk they were the New York Five. Photo by Robert R McElroy/Getty Images, Credit - Getty Images.

With Robert Siegel, Charles Gwathmey was a partner in the New York firm Gwathmey Siegel & Associates. The partnership was formed in 1968.

Born:

June 19, 1938 in Charlotte, North Carolina

Died:

August 3, 2009 in New York City

Education:

  • University of Pennsylvania School of Architecture
  • Masters degree in architecture from Yale University, 1962

Charles Gwathmey's Teachers:

While in college, Charles Gwathmey studied under:

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Awards Won by Charles Gwathmey:

  • While a student at Yale University, won a Fulbright Grant and the William Wirt Winchester Fellowship
  • 1970: Brunner Prize, American Academy of Arts and Letters
  • 1976: Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters
  • 1983: Medal of Honor from the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects
  • 1985: The first Yale Alumni Arts Award from the Yale School of Architecture
  • 1988: Lifetime Achievement Medal in Visual Arts from the Guild Hall Academy of Arts
  • 1990: Lifetime Achievement Award from the New York State Society of Architects

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Charles Gwathmey is a member of a group of five New York architects featured in a controversial 1967 exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art and in a later book titled Five Architects. In addition to Gwathmey, the "New York Five" included:

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