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Josef Paul Kleihues

Josef Paul Kleihues, German architect, educator. Recipient Young Generation Art prize, Berlin, 1967, Hugo Häring prize, 1990, Berlin Architecture prize, 1994, Federal Order of Merit award, 1988, Good Design award, Chicago Museum, 1997, Order of Merit, State of Berlin, 2000. Fellow American Institute of Architects (honorary); member American Institute Architect (honorary).

Background

  • Kleihues, Josef Paul was born on June 11, 1933 in Rheine, Federal Republic Germany. Son of Heinrich and Paula (Krüselmann) Kleihues.

  • Education

    • Diploma architecture, Technology University, Berlin, 1959.

    Career

    • Private practice architecture and urban design, Berlin and Rorup, Federal Republic Germany, since 1962. Director new construction planning International Building Exposition, Berlin, 1979—1987. Professor University Dortmund, Germany, 1973—1999, chair design and architectural theory, 1984, chair design and urbanism, 1984—1994.

      Visiting professor, Eero Saarinen chair Graduate School Architecture Yale University, 1987. Irwin S. Chanin Distinguished International Professor The Cooper Union, New York City, 1986—1991. Professor Academy Art Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany, 1994—1998, chairman art and architectural design, emeritus, 1998.

      President International Bauakademie Berlin, since 2001.

    Works

    • Principal works include Central Workshops Municipal Department Refuse Collection, Berlin, 1969, Block 270, Berlin-Wedding, 1970, New Hospital, Berlin-Neukoelin, 1973-1985, German Blades Museum, Frankfurt am Main, 1980-1989, Lütze Museum and Mcppl. Gallery, Sindelfingen, 1987-1990, Henninger Museum and Municipal Gallery, Kornwestheim, 1988-1990, Haus 7, Block 7, Berlin, Hamburger Bahnhof Museum Contemporary Art, 1989-1996, Museum Contemporary Art, Chicago, 1991-1996, compiler Berlin Atlas zu Stadtbild und Stadtraum, 1971-1973. Editor: Joseph Kleihues: The Museum Projects, 1989, Dortmunder Architekturhefte, since 1975, International Business Alliance: Documente und Projekte, Die Naubaugebiete, since 1979.

      Subject of book Josef Paul Kleihues Architetture museali (Michele Gostanzo, Vincenzo Giorgi), 1991.

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Fellow American Institute of Architects (honorary), member American Institute Architect (honorary).

    Personality

    Interests

    Book and art collecting.

    Connections

    • Married Sigrid Müller, April 4, 1961. Children: Jan, Hein, Jo, Anna.
    • child: Jan Kleihues
    • child: Hein Kleihues
    • child: Jo Kleihues
    • child: Anna Kleihues
    • mother: Paula (Krüselmann) Kleihues
    • spouse: Sigrid Müller
    • father: Heinrich
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    • 1959
      Technology University
    • 1962
      Private practice, architecture and urban design