Glenn Murcutt

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Birthday
25, 1936
Birthplace
England
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
25, 1936 (age 83)
Birthplace
England

About

Recipient of the 1992 Alvar Aalto Medal, the 2002 Pritzker Prize, and the 2009 AIA Gold Medal. His building projects included the Berowra Waters Inn, the Arthur and Yvonne Boyd Art Centre, and the Kempsey Visitor Information Centre.

Before Fame

He studied architecture at Sydney Technical College, where he graduated in 1961. His classmates included such future notables as director Jim Sharman, theatre designer Brian Thompson, and film producer Matt Carroll.

Trivia

His motto was "Touch the Earth lightly"; he designed buildings to fit into the landscape, utilizing glass, stone, timber, and steel.

Family Life

His Australian parents were residing in London when he was born. They raised him in the Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea. His son, Nicholas, also became an architect.

Associated With

He studied architecture in Australia, where actress Nicole Kidman was born.