Gunnar Birkerts


Age: 92

Latvian-born American internationally acclaimed modernist architect who designed buildings including the Federal Reserve Bank in Minneapolis, the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, New York and the University of Michigan Law Library, who was based in the Detroit area for much of his career and worked for several different architecture firms, but who eventually led his own firm Gunnar Birkerts & Associates for decades and taught architecture at the University of Michigan from 1959 to 1990.

Cause of Death: Congestive heart failure

Born: January 17, 1925

Died: August 15, 2017

Needham, Massachusetts