Leon Krier


Leon Krier born 1946 Luxemburg. Krier started studying Architecture, only to abandon his studies after only one year to work in the office of architect James Stirling in London, UK. After working for Stirling for three years, Krier then spent 20 years in England practicing and teaching at the Architectural Association and Royal College of Art. In 1987-90 Krier was the first director of the SOMAI, the Skidmore, Owings & MerrillArchitectural Institute, in Chicago. Since 1990, Krier has served as the art director and designer for Giorgetti, an Italian furniture company.

Krier acts as architectural consultant on urban planning projects but only designs buildings of his personal choice. Amongst his best known realisations are the temporary façade at the 1980Venice Biennale; the Krier house in the resort village of Seaside, Florida, USA (where he also advised on the masterplan); the Archaeological Museum of Sintra, Portugal; the Windsor Village Hall in Florida; the Jorge M. Perez Architecture Center[4] on the campus of the University of Miami in Miami, Florida; and the new Neighbourhood Center Città Nuova in Alessandria, Italy. Currently Léon Krier is involved in the planning for the reconstruction of Tor Bella Monaca, a degraded suburb of Rome.