Monday, December 11, 2006

Barnes, designer of Walker Art Center, wins posthumous AIA Gold Medal
Edward Larrabee Barnes, a modernist who designed the original brick Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, was awarded the American Institute of Architects Gold Medal a few days ago. Barnes died in 2004; he was 89. The San Diego Tribune and Architectural Record reported on the award in recent days. The AIA notes that Barnes is "best remembered for fusing Modernism with vernacular architecture and understated design." Read more about Barnes here. (Photo courtesy of Dallas Morning News, 1990, showing Barnes at Los Angeles' Hammer Museum)

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