Seaside Prize Winner 1996
Léon Krier was born in Luxembourg in 1946. He studied architecture at the University of Stuttgart for two terms. Between 1968 and 1974 he collaborated with James Stirling in London. He has taught architecture and urbanism in London at the Architectural Association 1974 to 1976 and at the Royal College of Arts 1977. In the United States he has taught at Princeton University 1977; as Jefferson Professor at the University of Virginia 1982; as Davenport Professor at Yale University 1990, 2002, 2004, 2005, and 2007; and with Andrés Duany he was the Saarinen Professor at Yale University 2001. His awards include the Berlin Prize for Architecture 1977; the Jefferson Memorial Medal 1985; the Chicago AIA Award 1987; the Silver Medal of Academie Française 1998; European Culture Prize 1995; the Driehaus Prize 2003; and the Congress for the New Urbanism Athena Award 2006. Exhibitions of his work have been held throughout the world, including a personal show at the Museum of Modern art in New York in 1985. Léon Krier has worked extensively in Europe and North America. He is currently working on projects in Guatemala, Romania, USA, England, Cyprus, Italy, and France, and is personal adviser to the Prince of Wales for whom he master-plans the development of Poundbury in Dorset County, England, 1985 to present.