Richard Meier Endowed Scholarship Established

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Richard Meier gives a talk in Hartell Gallery, Sibley Hall, about his exhibition, Richard Meier: Artistic Conscience, in 2012. photo / Robert Barker / Cornell Marketing Group

March 9, 2017

In response to a Cornell fund-raising challenge, architect Richard Meier (B.Arch. '56) has endowed a scholarship gift to benefit AAP graduate architecture students.

Meier previously endowed a professorship at AAP — the Richard Meier Professor of Architecture — which is a tenure-track appointment in architectural design at the rank of assistant professor.

The recipient of the highest honors in the field, including the Pritzker Prize for Architecture and the Gold Medals of the American Institute of Architects and the Royal Institute of British Architects, Meier views his deep engagement with Cornell as a personal commitment as well as a family tradition; his brother and uncles also went to Cornell.

Speaking about the new scholarship, Meier said, "We feel that Cornell is an extraordinary place, and I want to do whatever I can to keep it extraordinary."

"There are many avenues that architecture students can take," he said. "I hope that this gift will encourage them to look at the broadest range of possibilities in their career."

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