I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars. — Og Mandino

po_Roche-KevinKevin Roche, born Eamonn Kevin Roche (June 14, 1922), is an Irish-born American Pritzker Prize-winning architect.

He has been responsible for the design/master planning for over 200 built projects in both the U.S. and abroad. These projects include eight museums, 38 corporate headquarters, seven research facilities, performing arts centers, theaters, and campus buildings for six universities. In 1967 he created the master plan for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and since then has designed all of the new wings and installation of many collections including the recently reopened American and Islamic Wings.

Among other awards, Roche received the Pritzker Prize in 1982, the Gold Medal Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1990, and the AIA Gold Medal in 1993. In 2012, Roche was inducted into Irish America magazine’s Hall of Fame.

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