HOLLYWOOD HILLS—Well known architect César Pelli, who designed LA’s Design Center died at the age of 92, on Friday, July 19. Pelli was known for creating some of the world’s tallest and popular buildings.
He was named the top 10 most influential American Architects in 1991. Pelli won many awards for his work in architecture, including the gold medal in 1995 from the American Institute of Architects.
Pelli and his New Haven firm designed over 100 projects. Some of his notable work includes Kuala Lumpur’s Petronas Towers which is approximately 1,483 feet tall, World Financial Center, LA Design Center and Salesforce Tower.
“West Coast’s leading resource for the traditional and contemporary residential and contract furnishings, fabrics, floor coverings, architectural products, wallcoverings, lighting, kitchen and bath products, and accessories,” states the Los Angeles Design Center website.
“I want to send my condolences to the relatives and friends of the talented César Pelli. The works he leaves throughout the world as a legacy are a pride for Argentines,” tweeted Argentinian president, Mauricio Macri.