Architect and Educator

Architect Peter Pran passes away

Peter Pran. (Courtesy Lawrence Journal-World)

Norweigan-born architect Peter Pran, FAIA, has passed away. He was a co-founder and partner of Peter Pran + H Architects in New York City, and had previously held positions at Ellerbe Becket, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), and NBBJ. He has also been an influential educator, having taught at schools across the country including the University of Kansas, Cornell University, and the University of Illinois-Chicago, as well as schools in Japan, Italy, and Denmark.

He was the subject of the 1998 NA Monograph Peter Pran: An Architecture of Poetic Movement, with supporting essays by Christian Norberg-Schulz, Kenneth Frampton, Fumihiko Maki, Juhani Pallasmaa, and Daniel Libeskind. Pran worked with Mies van der Rohe as project designer on the Berlin National Gallery in Germany, the Chicago Federal Center, and the Toronto Dominion Center. He also worked with SOM as project designer on the Sears Tower (in schematic design) and the Jeddah International Airport in Saudi Arabia.

A full obituary will follow.

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