Richard Meier received his architectural training at Cornell University and established his own office in New York City in 1963. Since that time his international practice has encompassed major civic commissions such as courthouses and city halls in the United States and Europe; museums, corporate headquarters and housing and private residences all over the world.
Mr. Meier has received the highest honors in the field including the Pritzker Prize for Architecture, the Gold Medal from both the American Institute of Architects and the Royal Institute of British Architects as well as the Praemium Imperiale from the Japan Art Association.
In 2009 he was awarded the President’s Medal from the Architectural League of New York. Among his most well-known projects are the acclaimed Getty Center in Los Angeles; the High Museum in Atlanta; the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art; the Frankfurt Museum for Decorative Arts; Canal+ Television Headquarters in Paris; the City Hall and Central Library in The Hague; the Jubilee Church in Rome, Italy.
Recent work includes the City Hall in San Jose, The Cornell University Life Sciences and Technology Building, the Museum of the Ara Pacis in Rome, the Perry Street and Charles Street Apartments in New York City, the Arp Museum in Rolandseck Germany and the Burda Collection Museum in Baden-Baden, Germany. Current projects include the Italcementi ITC Lab in Bergamo, Italy, the St. Denis office complex in Paris, Rothschild Tower in Tel Aviv, and the SoMa Newark Master Plan.
Richard Meier is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, the American Academy in Rome and the American Academy of Arts and Letters from which he received the Gold Medal for Architecture in 2008.