Kevin Roche (born June 14th, 1922 in Dublin) is an award-winning twentieth-century Irish-born American architect. He is famous for his creative work with glass.He has worked with Michael Scott from 1945-1946, with Maxwell Fry in London and studied under Ludwig Mies van der Rohe at the Illinois Institute of Technology. In 1950, he was recruited by Eero Saarinen and joined the firm of Saarinen, Saarinen and Associates, which subsequently became Eero Saarinen and Associates.
In 1954, he became the Principal Design Associate to Eero Saarinen and assisted him on all of the projects from that time until Eero Saarinen's death in September 1961. In 1966 Roche and civil engineer John Dinkeloo changed the name of Eero Saarinen and Associates to Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates. Roche has master planned and designed diverse facilities noted for their advances in design concepts. His completed works include 8 museums, 38 corporate headquarters, 7 research facilities, performing arts centers, theaters, campus buildings for 6 universities, and the Central Park Zoo. In 1967 he created the master plan for the Metropolitan Museum of Art and since that date has designed all of the new wings and the installation of many collections.
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