Christopher Alexander

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Birthday
4, 1936
Birthplace
Vienna, Austria
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
4, 1936 (age 82)
Birthplace
Vienna, Austria

About

Responsible for more than 200 buildings around the world, primarily in California, Mexico, and Japan. Existed on the fringes of contemporary architecture and was often overlooked as a result.

Before Fame

He received Harvard University's first Ph.D. in Architecture. He worked for MIT in transportation theory and computer science and made contributions in cognition and cognitive studies at Harvard.

Trivia

He designed a "pattern language" with Murray Silverstein and Sarah Ishikawa that made architecture accessible to anyone.

Family Life

He was born in Vienna but grew up in England.

Associated With

He became a professor at University of California, Berkeley, where actor Gregory Peck went to school.