Charles Correa

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Birthday
1, 1930
Birthplace
India
Death Date
Jun 16, 2015 (84)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
1, 1930
Birthplace
India
Death Date
Jun 16, 2015 (84)

About

Responsible for bringing modern architecture to post-independence India. He received the Padma Shri in 1972 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2006. In 1984, the Royal Institute of British Architects bestowed the Royal Gold Medal for architecture upon him.

Before Fame

He did his graduate work at the University of Michigan and MIT. He opened his firm in Bombay in 1958.

Trivia

His concern for the urban poor and the need for low-cost shelters led him to establish the Urban Design Research Institute in 1984.

Family Life

His family was residing in Secunderabad, India, when he was born. He married and had two children.

Associated With

His first major projects included the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Museum in India and the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT.