Milstein Hall's Architect
Pritzker Prize-winning Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas — who critics have called an “iconoclastic visionary” — was studying in Ithaca (and living on Eddy Street) when he wrote his seminal Delirious New York: A Retrospective Manifesto for Manhattan (1978). Koolhaas founded the Office for Metropolitan Architecture in 1975 together with Elia and Zoe Zenghelis and Madelon Vriesendorp. He graduated from the Architectural Association in London.
Koolhaas has vowed — and urged other architects — to maintain ideals of “material honesty, human scale, and carefully crafted meaning.”