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ID: 500003986
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500003986

 
Record Type: Person
Birkerts, Gunnar (American architect, 1925-2017, born in Latvia)

Note: Principal, Gunnar Birkerts & Associates. He emigrated to the United States in 1949 and worked with Eero Saarinen in Birmingham, Michigan, and with Minoru Yamasaki. He started his own firm in 1963 in Birmingham. Many of his buildings are in and around Detroit, but he also designed the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston, the Corning Museum of Glass, and the Latvian National Library in Riga. He taught at the University of Michigan 1959-1990, and authored several books on architecture.
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Names:
Birkerts, Gunnar (preferred,V,index)
Gunnar Birkerts (V,display)
Birkerts, Gunmar (V)
Birkerts, Gunnar Gunivaldis (VFN)

Nationalities:
American (preferred)
Latvian

Roles:
architect (preferred)
designer
furniture designer
author
educator

Gender: male

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
member of ....  Gunnar Birkerts & Associates  
................  (American architectural firm, active from 1962) [500249203]
principal was (firm to person) ....  Birkerts & Straub  
....................................................  (American architectural firm, active 1959-1963) [500404178]
worked with ....  Minoru Yamasaki and Associates  
....................  (American architectural firm, active 1949-2009) [500211430]
worked with ....  Perkins + Will  
....................  (American architectural firm, contemporary) [500288713]
worked with ....  Saarinen, Eero  
....................  (American architect, designer, 1910-1961) [500006141]
worked with ....  Yamasaki, Minoru  
....................  (American architect, 1912-1986) [500024978]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Birkerts, Gunnar (I)

Biographies:
(American architect, 1925-2017, born in Latvia) ..... [VP Preferred]
(American architect, b.1925) ..... [BHA]
(American architect. Principal, Gunnar Birkerts & Associates, 1925-) ..... [AVERY]
(American architect, born 1925) ..... [AVERY]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Birkerts, Gunmar ........ [BHA Preferred, VP]
..................................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
Birkerts, Gunnar ........ [AVERY Preferred, VP]
..................................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
..................................  Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals (1963-)
..................................  Grimes, Gunnar Birkerts, New York Times [online] (2017) obit.
Birkerts, Gunnar Gunivaldis ........ [VP]
.......................................................  Grimes, Gunnar Birkerts, New York Times [online] (2017)
Gunnar Birkerts ........ [VP]
................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules

Subject: ........ [AVERY, BHA, Gallery Systems, VP]
....................  AIA Directory (1956) 1970
....................  Amer. archts. dir. 1970
....................  Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals (1963-)
....................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: n85073611
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: n85073611
....................  Who Was Who in America (1899-1890-)
 
Note:
English .......... [AVERY, VP]
.......... Amer. archts. dir. 1970
.......... Grimes, Gunnar Birkerts, New York Times [online] (2017) obit.
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