Paolo Soleri

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Birthday
21, 1919
Birthplace
Italy
Death Date
Apr 9, 2013 (93)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
21, 1919
Birthplace
Italy
Death Date
Apr 9, 2013 (93)

About

Italian-American architect who designed Arcosanti, a community planned for 5,000 people outside Phoenix, Arizona. He also set up the Cosanti Foundation.

Before Fame

He earned his Ph.D. from Politecnico di-Torino in 1946. He was noticed early on for a bridge design that the Museum of Modern Art acquired and displayed.

Trivia

He was concerned with the environment and ecology, creating the concept of arcology.

Family Life

His family was residing in Turin when he was born. He married Corolyn Woods and had two children.

Associated With

He was in fellowship with architect Frank Lloyd Wright at Taliesin and Taliesin West for over a year.