July 2023

César Pelli (October 12, 1926 – July 19, 2019) was an Argentine-American architect who designed some of the world's tallest buildings and other major urban landmarks. Shortly after graduating from University in Argentina, he won a scholarship to study at the University of Illinois for one year.

César Pelli with Adamson Associate, World Financial Center, New York 1988

His experiences there led to a job offer from Eero Saarinen, which brought Cesar into the orbit of one of the most influential architects of his generation where he embraced a highly creative, energetic, and inclusive studio culture. A passionate educator and thinker, Cesar went on to serve as Dean of the Yale School of Architecture and founded the firm with Fred Clarke and Diana Balmori in 1977.

Pelli Clarke & Partners, Petronas Tower, Kuala Lumpur, 1997

Two of his most notable buildings are the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur and the World Financial Center in New York City. The American Institute of Architects named him one of the ten most influential living American architects in 1991 and awarded him the AIA Gold Medal in 1995. In 2008, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat presented him with The Lynn S. Beedle Lifetime Achievement Award.

 Pelli Clarke & Partners, International financial center Hong Kong 2004

César Pelli, Fred W. Clarke, Rafael Pelli, Torre de Cristal, Madrid, 2009

Pelli Clarcke & Partrners, Gran Torre Santiago, Santiago, Cile 2014

Pelli Clarke & Partners, Porta Nuova Garibaldi Unicredit Tower Milano, Milano, 2013

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