Léon Krier

Architect and Urban Planner



Born in Luxembourg in 1946.

Younger brother of Rob Krier.

Studied Architecture at the University of Stuttgart.

Collaborated with James Stirling in London, 1968-1974.

Professor of Architecture and Town Planning, Architectural Association and Royal College of Arts, London, 1974-1976.

Professor of Architecture, Princeton University, 1977.

Jefferson Professor, University of Virginia, 1982.

Consultant to His Royal Highness, Charles, the Prince of Wales, since 1988.

Louis I. Kahn Professor , Davenport Professor, Eero Saarinen Professor, Inaugural Robert A.M. Stern Professor, Yale University 1990-2015.

Art director and designer for furniture designer Giorgetti, Italy, 1990-present.


Special Awards and Recognitions:

Berlin Prize for Architecture, 1977.

Personal Exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1985.

Jefferson Memorial Gold Medal, 1985.

Chicago American Institute of Architects Award, 1987.

European Culture Prize, 1995.

Silver Medal of the Académie Française awarded to his book Architecture: Choice or Fate, 1997.

Personal Exhibition: "Furniture Design, Architecture for the New Cities", Bremen, 1999.

Driehaus Prize for Classical and Traditional Architecture, 2003.

Athena Medal of the Congress for the New Urbanism, 2006.

Institute of Classical Architecture & Arts, New York chapter Arthur Ross Board of Directors Honor, 2015.

Institute of Classical Architecture & Arts, Miami chapter Mizner Award, 2016.

Commander of the Royal Victorian Order, C.V.O., 2017.

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