Peter Eisenman

Peter Eisenman ( born August 11, 1932 in Newark, New Jersey ) is an American architect of international stature.


Peter Eisenman is regarded as an important architect of our time. He lives and works in New York. In 1967 he founded the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies and received international awards for his architectural achievements. Eisenman was next to Michael Graves, Charles Gwathmey, John Hejduk and Richard Meier Architect Group to New York Five, who had committed to the revival of the style of Le Corbusier. In 1984, Eisenman in the International Building Exhibition in Berlin and built a block-edge closure at Checkpoint Charlie. In 1991 he represented the United States at the 5th Biennale of Architecture in Venice. On the 9th Biennale he presented his designs for Santiago de Compostela. Peter Eisenman has taught at the universities of Harvard, Princeton and at Ohio State University. He currently chairs at Yale University.

In Germany Peter Eisenman was primarily known for his design for the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin.

Buildings (selection)

  • Haus am Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin, 1985/1986
  • Wexner Center for the Visual Arts in Columbus, 1989
  • Bus shelter at the Friedrich- Wilhelm-Platz in Aachen, 1996
  • Ciudad de la Cultura de Galicia, Santiago de Compostela, 1999
  • Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin, 2005
  • University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, 2006

Prizes / Awards (selection)


  • 2005: Peter Eisenman - Barefoot on White-Hot Walls, December 15, 2004 - MAY 22 2005 at the Museum of Applied Arts, MAK Vienna