Richard Meier

Birth Day October 12th, 1934
Birth Place Newark, New Jersey,
Age 86 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Libra

About Richard Meier

An American architect, Richard Meier is famous for his abstract designs and his heavy use of the color white. He has designed several iconic buildings including the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art, the Getty Center in Los Angeles, and San Jose City Hall. He first gained significant recognition for his designs of various residences, in addition to The Atheneum in New Harmony, Indiana (1979) and the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia (1983). 

Richard Meier, American architect and abstract artist

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Being an architect, Meier is an abstract artist too. He is also well recognized for being awarded the Pritzker Medal in 1984 and the AIA Gold Medal in 1987. He previously worked for Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill briefly in 1959, and then for Marcel Breuer for three years, prior to starting his own practice in 1963. Today, Richard Meier & Partners Architects has offices in New York and Los Angeles, with projects ranging from China and Tel Aviv to Paris and Hamburg.

Early Life and Family

Richard Meier stepped into the world for the very first time in his birthplace; Newark, New Jersey, U.S. As he took birth in America, he holds an American nationality and came from American-white ethnic background. However, he grew up in nearby Maplewood. Similarly, Richard is from the Jewish religion. He was conceived on 12th October 1934 under the star sign of Libra. Thus, his race is white and his present age is 86.

Richard Meier was born to a Jewish family as the oldest of three sons of mother, Carolyn Kaltenbacher, and father, Jerome Meier. His father was a wholesale wine and liquor salesman while his mother was a homemaker. He has two siblings.

Talking about Richard's education, he attended Columbia High School. He earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cornell University in 1957.

Richard Meier Wife and Children

Richard Meier was a married guy. He tied a knot to his wife, Katherine Gormley who is also an architect. The duo is blessed with two children named Ana Meier and Joseph Meier. But the pair got divorced later. Richard is straight by sexual orientation. 

Richard Meier with his daughter, Ana

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Furthermore, Richard was alleged of sexually harassing five women to which he responded by saying that he would take a leave of sex month from his firm back in March 2018. On 6th April 2018, an additional four women who formerly worked at Meier's architecture firm came forward with allegations against him. The fact is that Richard never resigned and remains a presence in his office. 

Stella Lee and Alexis Zamlich are two of several women who have complained that they were sexually harassed by Richard Meier

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Richard Meier Net Worth and Salary

Talented Richard Meier has a net worth of $15 million as of 2021 whereas he has a salary of thousands of dollars per year. His major source of income is from his abstract artist and architect career. 

Richard Meier Body Measurements - Height and Weight

Standing at an ideal height of 5 ft 8 inches (1.73 m), Richard Meier's body weighs is around 80 Kg (176 lbs). He has an average body build. Meier has green eyes color and his hair color is white as he got older.

Pritzker Medal Winner, Richard Meier

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Awards and Acheivements

  • Pritzker Prize
  • Dedalo Minosse International Prize for commissioning a building
  • AIA Gold Medal
  • A+ Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Golden Plate Award of the American Academy of Achievement

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