Peter Eisenman

BIOGRAPHY

Peter Eisenman received his Bachelor of Architecture Degree from Cornell, a Master of Architecture Degree from Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Cambridge. As an architect, he is best known for his fragmentary designs most closely aligned with the Deconstructivist movement. Eisenman is interested in the way humans perceive space. He insists that through a manipulation of size, shape, and form an architect can alter the way in which one conceptualizes experience. Eisenman's architectural constructions attempt to explore this notion. Eisenman has designed a number of structures throughout the world, including Il Giardino dei Passi Perduti, Castelvecchio Museum in Verona, Italy; the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin, Germany; the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona; the City of Culture of Galicia, Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, Spain; the Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio; among others. Eisenman currently teaches architecture at Yale University.