Lebbeus Woods


Birthday May 31, 1940

Birth Sign Gemini

Birthplace Lansing, MI

DEATH DATE Oct 30, 2012 (72)

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Unconventional architect who co-founded the Research Institute for Experimental Architecture in 1988. Designed structures in Chengdu, China, and Havana, Cuba.

Before Fame

He studied architecture at the University of Illinois and engineering at Purdue University, although he never received an architecture degree or license.


He was the conceptual artist for the film, "Alien 3," from 1992.

Family Life

He married Aleksandra Wagner and had three children.

Associated With

He worked for Eero Saarinen in the beginning of his career, employed as a field representative on the Saarinen-designed Ford Foundation building.