Birkerts, for most of his career, was based in the metropolitan area of Detroit, Michigan. Some of his designs include the Corning Museum of Glass and the Corning Fire Station in Corning, New York, Marquette Plaza in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, Missouri, and the U.S. Embassy in Caracas, Venezuela.
In 2014, he designed the National Library of Latvia in Riga, Latvia, aka the Castle of Light, whose architectural form references and draws inspiration from Latvian folklore.
References[change | change source]
- DELFI (15 August 2017). "Mūžībā aizgājis ievērojamais arhitekts, Gaismas pils autors Gunārs Birkerts". Retrieved 15 August 2017.
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- Gunnar Birkerts Architects, Inc.
- "Gunnar Birkerts papers 1930–2002", at the Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan
- Biography (in Latvian)