Johnson, Philip

Philip Johnson (1906 - 2005)

Johnson was born in 1906 in Cleveland, Ohio. He died in 2005. He was an American architect. His work influenced the architecture for decades.
He studied at the Hackley School, in Tarrytown, New York, and then at Harvard as an undergraduate, where his focus lied on history and philosophy. Johnson interrupted his education with several extended trips to Europe. In 1928 Johnson met Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. The meeting was a revelation for Johnson and formed the basis for a lifelong relationship of both collaboration and competition. Johnson returned from Germany as a proselytizer for the new architecture. He died in 2005.

Important works

  • The Seagram Building, in collaboration with Mies van der Rohe, New York
  • Four Seasons Restaurant, New York City
  • The Rockefeller Guest House for Abby Aldrich Rockefeller
  • Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden at the Museum of Modern Art
  • New York State Theatre at Lincoln Centre
  • Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas
  • New York State Pavilion for the 1964 New York World's Fair
  • Kreeger Museum, Washington D.C.
  • The main campus mall at the University of Saint Thomas, Houston, Texas
  • Elmer Holmes Bobst Library of New York University
  • John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza, Dallas, Texas
  • IDS Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Boston Public Library
  • The Museum of Art at Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Utica, New York
  • Fort Worth Water Gardens
  • Thanks-Giving Square, Dallas, Texas
  • John de Menil House, Houston
  • Neuberger Museum of Art at SUNY Purchase College
  • Evangelist Robert Schuller's Crystal Cathedral, Garden Grove, California
  • Metro-Dade Cultural Centre, Miami, Florida,
  • The Chapel of St. Basil and the Academic Mall at the University of St. Thomas, Houston, Texas
  • The Republic Bank Centre, Houston, Texas
  • The Transco Tower, Houston
  • The Cleveland Playhouse, Cleveland, Ohio
  • The Wells Fargo Centre, Denver, Colorado
  • PPG Place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • The Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture, University of Houston
  • Puerta de Europa, Madrid, Spain
  • 190 South LaSalle, Chicago
  • 191 Peachtree Tower, Atlanta
  • 101 California Street, San Francisco, California
  • University of St Thomas St Basil Chapel
  • AEGON Centre in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Comerica Tower in Detroit, Michigan
  • American Business Centre, Berlin, Germany
  • Visitor's Pavilion, New Canaan CT
  • Turning Point, Vienna Austria
  • Tata Theatre, Mumbai, India