Latvian American architect Gunārs Birkerts (American spelling: Gunnar Birkerts), notable in Latvia for designing the National Library, has died on August 15 at the age of 92.

According to data by the Latvian Culture Canon, Birkerts, born in 1925 in Riga, was the most famous and prolific Latvian architect whose projects include several universities, libraries and museums. Most of these buildings were constructed in the US where Birkerts spent most of his life and produced his most important work.

More on his life and work here.

15.08.2017