Amanda Levete

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Birthday
17, 1955
Birthplace
Wales
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
17, 1955 (age 62)
Birthplace
Wales

About

Architect who was co-partners with first husband Jan Kaplicky at Future Systems, an avant-garde design firm. She was able to make Future's off-beat designs marketable. Later became principal of Amanda Levete Architects (known as AL_A).

Before Fame

She studied at the Architectural Association, after which she was employed by Richard Rogers. She joined Future Systems in 1989.

Trivia

She was with Future when it designed the Lord's Media Centre and the Selfridges department store and won the Royal Institute of British Architects Stirling Prize.

Family Life

She had one child with Czech architect Kaplicky before their divorce in 2006; she then married Ben Evans, director of the London Design Festival.

Associated With

She and Maya Ying Lin were both famous female architects.