David Chipperfield

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Birthday
18, 1953
Birthplace
England
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
18, 1953 (age 64)
Birthplace
England

About

Prominent modernist designer of cultural and municipal buildings in Europe, the U.S., and China. He refused to institute a house style for his firm, opting instead for a philosophical approach to his designs.

Before Fame

He graduated from Kingston Polytechnic in 1976. He was employed by such famed architects as Richard Rogers and Norman Foster. He gained notoriety during the 1980s in Japan.

Trivia

He opened his own practice, David Chipperfield Architects, in 1984, with offices in London, Milan, Berlin, and Shanghai.

Family Life

He fathered three children with his second wife, Evelyn, and one child from his first marriage.

Associated With

He designed buildings in China, the birthplace of architect Wang Shu.