Lead image: Renovation and expansion of the Morgan Library, New York. Copyright Michel Denance.
Above: Renzo Piano. Copyright RPBW - foto Stefano Glodberg-Publifoto.


Architect Renzo Piano has been tapped to keynote Cersaie’s Architecture Day (October 1). The presentation, “Creating Architecture,” will be held in the Palazzo dei Congressi in Bologna, Italy.

Piano has been recognized for his architectural achievements by garnering the RIBA Royal Gold Medal for Architecture in 1989, the Praemium Imperiale in Tokyo in 1995, the Pritzker Architecture Prize in1998, and the AIA Gold Medal of the American Institute of Architects in 2008.

Some of his most important current projects include a new building for the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, the redevelopment and enlargement of the Fogg Museum in Cambridge (Massachusetts) and of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Campus of Columbia University in New York, an expansion of the Kimbell Art Museum in Forth Worth, the London Bridge Tower and St. Giles Court in London, the Monastery of the Poor Clares in Ronchamp and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center in Athens.