An international figure in architecture and urban design, the architect Daniel Libeskind Hon RA is renowned for his ability to evoke cultural memory in buildings of equilibrium-defying contemporaneity.
Informed by a deep commitment to music, philosophy, and literature, Daniel Libeskind aims to create architecture that is resonant, original, and sustainable. Born in Lód’z, Poland, in 1946, Libeskind immigrated to the United States of America as a teenager.
Libeskind established his architectural studio in Berlin in 1989 after winning a competition to build the Jewish Museum in the city. In February 2003, Studio Libeskind moved its headquarters from Berlin to New York when Libeskind was selected as the master planner for the World Trade Center redevelopment. Libeskind’s practice is involved in designing and realising a diverse array of urban, cultural and commercial projects internationally. The Studio has completed buildings that range from museums and concert halls to convention centres, university buildings, hotels, shopping centres and residential towers.
As Principal Design Architect for Studio Libeskind , Libeskind speaks widely on the art of architecture in universities and professional summits. His architecture and ideas have been the subject of many articles and exhibitions, influencing the field of architecture and the development of cities and culture. Libeskind lives in New York with his wife and business partner, Nina Libeskind.
Born: 1946 in Lodz, Poland
Elected Hon RA: 23 May 2003
Preferred media: Architecture