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James Stirling

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Birthday
22, 1926
Birthplace
Glasgow, Scotland
Death Date
Jun 25, 1992 (66)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
22, 1926
Birthplace
Glasgow, Scotland
Death Date
Jun 25, 1992 (66)

About

Known for his work at universities such as Oxford, Cambridge, and Harvard. Considered to be one of the greatest architects of the latter 20th century and was known for drawing from all of architectural history, whether it was ancient Rome or the Baroque era, for his work.

Before Fame

He fought in World War II before studying architecture at the University of Liverpool. He was first a member of the Black Watch, then the Parachute Regiment, which took him behind German enemy lines prior to D-Day. He and the famed Colin Rowe were classmates at Liverpool.

Trivia

His name adorned the Stirling Prize for architecture after 1996.

Family Life

He was born in Glasgow, although his birth year was disputed. He and the famed architect Colin St John Wilson were lifelong friends. His family enrolled him in Quarry Bank High School, Liverpool, England.

Associated With

He was influenced by the work of Frank Lloyd Wright, despite refusing to blindly follow Modernism.