Kevin Roche

CFA Service: 1969–1980

Eamonn Kevin Roche, FAIA, was a prominent architect recognized for his professional work during the last half of the twentieth century. A Pritzker Prize winner in 1982, he was also the recipient of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Gold Medal in 1993, the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters Gold Medal for Architecture in 1990, and an American Institute of Arts and Letters Brunner Award in 1965. His firm, Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo & Associates was formed in 1966 and won an AIA Twenty-five Year Award for the design of the Ford Foundation building in New York City. Roche graduated from University College Dublin in 1945 and studied at the Illinois Institute of Technology with Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. He worked briefly with the United Nations Planning Office in New York before joining Eero Saarinen & Associates in 1950. He became principal design associate to Eero Saarinen in 1954 and worked on many high-profile projects in the office, completing several after the death of Saarinen in 1961, including the TWA Flight Center at John F. Kennedy Airport, the CBS Headquarters building, Dulles International Airport, the John Deere headquarters, and the St. Louis Arch. The firm of Roche & Dinkeloo designed numerous corporate headquarters, office buildings, banks, museums, and arts centers. Roche served as a trustee of the American Academy in Rome, president of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and a member of the National Academy of Design.