Inside Richard Meier’s Architecture Studio
"In just the second half of this year, the Pritzker Prize–winning architect Richard Meier’s firm will have ribbon cuttings in Israel for a 39-story tower; in South Korea for a 15-story resort; in Brazil for a 10-story office building; and in Italy for both a private residence and a bridge.
But Meier has been investing a lot of attention closer to home, too. For starters, he’s the lead architect for an innovative development that will be completed this summer in downtown Newark, NJ, where Meier was born. His firm has designed five of the eight buildings that form Teachers Village, which will provide two hundred homes for teachers, three charter schools, a daycare center, and retail space in an area that for decades was a synonym for urban blight.
And that project jibes with another kind of homecoming for Meier that started nearly 18 months ago. Meier moved 150 of his architectural models (dating back to 1965) and his own artwork from New York City into his brand-new 15,000-square-foot private museum on the arts campus known as Mana Contemporary in Jersey City, NJ."
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July 1, 2015
Richard Meier in Richard Meier Model Museum at Mana Contemporary. Photo by Shawn Brackbill.