awards: 2005 Pritzker Prize, 2013 AIA, AIA, Pritzker Prize

Thom Mayne (b. January 19, 1944, in Waterbury, Connecticut) is a Los Angeles-based architect. Educated at University of Southern California (1969) and the Harvard University Graduate School of Design in 1978, Mayne helped found the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) in 1972, where he is a trustee. Since then he has held teaching positions at SCI-Arc, the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is principal of Morphosis, an architectural firm in Santa Monica, California.

Mayne’s commitment to architecture as a journey and not as a destination is evidenced through the forms and materials of his buildings, his personal and professional life, and the name of the firm he established in Los Angeles in 1972—Morphosis, which means “to be in formation.” In his own life, he’s evolved from a rugged iconoclast to a collaborative government-works mainstay.

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Diamond Ranch High School

Diamond Ranch High School

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (1 vote, 80.00% worth checking out)
Location: Los Angeles, USA
Architect/Designer: Morphosis
Perot Museum of Nature and Science

Perot Museum of Nature and Science

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (1 vote, 60.00% worth checking out)
Location: Dallas, USA
Architect/Designer: Morphosis

Cooper Union Building

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (6 vote, 76.67% worth checking out)
Location: New York, USA
Architect/Designers: Morphosis