John Burgee

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Birthday
28, 1933
Birthplace
Illinois
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
28, 1933 (age 86)
Birthplace
Illinois

About

A proponent of postmodern architecture, his firm's work included the AT&T World Headquarters in New York and Pennzoil Place in Houston. His firm was awarded the AIA Award for Pennzoil Place in 1978.

Before Fame

He graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1956, for which he served on the Board of Trustees from 1988 until 2006 and also on the School of Architecture's Advisory Council beginning in 1982.

Trivia

His architecture firm eventually went bankrupt because of arbitration resulting from partner Raj Ahuja's acrimonious departure.

Family Life

His family was residing in Chicago when he was born. He retired to California.

Associated With

He had an extensive partnership with Philip Johnson that lasted from 1967 until 1991; they founded the firm, Johnson/Burgee Architects.