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Birkerts, Gunnar

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Personal name headingBirkerts, Gunnar
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Variant(s)Birkerts, Gunars
Associated placeBirmingham (Mich.)
LocatedNeedham (Mass.)
Detroit Region (Mich.)
Birth date1925
Death date2017-08-15
Place of birthRīga (Latvia)
Place of deathNeedham (Mass.)
Field of activityArchitecture
AffiliationGunnar Birkerts & Associates
University of Michigan
Profession or occupationArchitects
Found inHis Gunnar Birkerts, 1985: t.p. (Gunnar Birkerts) p. 92 (b. 1925)
LC data base, 7-1-85 (hdg.: Birkerts, Gunnar)
Čaklais, M. Gaismas kungs, c2002: p. 4 of cover (Gunars Birkerts)
Chicago tribune WWW site, viewed Aug. 16, 2017 (in obituary dated Aug. 15, 2017: Gunnar Birkerts, an acclaimed Detroit-area architect who designed major buildings throughout the Midwest, including the former Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and an addition to the University of Michigan Law Library, died Tuesday [Aug. 15, 2017]; Birkerts, 92, died at home in the Boston suburb of Needham, Mass., where he had moved to be near family; born in Riga, Latvia, in 1925; arrived in the U.S. in 1949; moved to the Detroit area in the early 1950s; in 1963, he established his own firm, Gunnar Birkerts and Associates in the Detroit suburb of Birmingham; Birkerts was a professor at the University of Michigan's architecture school and taught at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Associated languageeng