- Name: Louis Kahn
- Born: 02/20/1901
- Died: 03/17/1974 (73 years old)
Louis Isadore Kahn (born Itze-Leib Schmuilowsky; March 5[O.S. February 20]1901 – March 17, 1974) was an American architect, based in Philadelphia. After working in various capacities for several firms in Philadelphia, he founded his own atelier in 1935. While continuing his private practice, he served as a design critic and professor of architecture at Yale School of Architecture from 1947 to 1957. From 1957 until his death, he was a professor of architecture at the School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania.
Birth Name: Itze-Leib Schmuilowsky
Awards: AIA Gold Medal, RIBA Gold Medal
Alias: Itze-Leib Schmuilowsky
Birth Place: Kuressaare, Governorate of Estonia, Russian Empire
Death Place: New York City, New York, U.S.
Louis Kahn quotes :
Design is not making beauty, beauty emerges from selection, affinities, integration, love.Louis Kahn
A great building must begin with the unmeasurable, must go through measurable means when it is being designed and in the end must be unmeasurable.Louis Kahn
Every time a student walks past a really urgent, expressive piece of architecture that belongs to his college, it can help reassure him that he does have that mind, does have that soul.Louis Kahn