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Kevin Roche...

Along with Harry Weese, Architect Kevin Roche has contributed the most buildings to the legacy of the Columbus architecture story.

Roche received multiple prestigious awards during his career, including the Pritzker Architecture Prize, the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Gold Medal, and The American Institute of Architects’ Gold Medal

“In the field of architecture, crowded with outsized egos and rivalries, Kevin Roche is an anomaly…this Irish architect has designed more than two hundred significant buildings, received the greatest accolades his profession accords, and is held in the highest regard by his peers – yet his name is little known to the general public.”

[ Michael Gray, The Irish Echo newspaper]

“Mr. Roche was one of the rare architects who was admired and trusted by corporate executives, museum boards and government officials…”

[The New York Times obituary for Kevin Roche]