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Richard Meier is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American architect known for his use of the purist white.
Meier earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cornell University in 1957, worked for Skidmore, Owings and Merrill briefly in 1959, then for Marcel Breuer for three years before starting his own practice in 1963. Identified as one of The New York Five in 1972, his commission of the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, California catapulted his popularity.
Meier is an architect who has used a lot of selected architectural ideas from masters of the early- and mid-20th century. The most notable architect his work channels is Le Corbusier, particularly Corbusier’s early phase. His work also reflects the influences of other master designers such as Mies Van der Rohe, and in some instances Frank Lloyd Wright, and Luis Barragán.