Araldo Cossutta

Araldo Cossutta
Photograph showing a man pointing upwards to something behind the photographer. The man is elderly, and is flanked by three younger people. There is a large, multistory building behind the people.
Araldo Cossutta in Chicago in 2010. The building is part of the University Gardens Apartments.
Born
Araldo Alfred Cossutta

(1925-01-11)January 11, 1925
DiedFebruary 24, 2017(2017-02-24) (aged 92)
NationalityAmerican (naturalized 1951)
Alma materUniversity of Belgrade 1946
École des Beaux-Arts 1951
Harvard University 1952
OccupationArchitect
PracticeMichael Hare & Assoc. 1952–1955
I. M. Pei & Partners 1955–1973
Cossutta & Associates 1973–2017
BuildingsChristian Science Center, Boston
Tour du Crédit Lyonnais, Lyon

Araldo Cossutta (January 11, 1925 – February 24, 2017) was an architect who worked primarily in the United States.[1][2] From 1956 to 1973 he worked at the firm I. M. Pei & Partners. I. M. Pei has been among the most honored architects in the world.[3] Cossutta was Pei's associate and ultimately his partner in the first phase of Pei's career. He was responsible for some of the firm's best-known designs from that era, including three that have received "landmark" designations in recent years. In 1973 he and Vincent Ponte left Pei's firm to form Cossutta & Ponte, which ultimately became Cossutta and Associates. The new firm designed the Credit Lyonnais Tower in Lyon, France (1977) and the Tower at Cityplace (1988) in Dallas, Texas, among other commissions.[4]

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  2. ^ "Araldo Cossutta: Obituary". The New York Times. February 28, 2017.
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