Mr. Eduardo Catalano

Mr. Eduardo Catalano is a world-renowned architect and a member of two prestigious learned societies in his native Argentina -- the Academy of Science and the Academy of Fine Arts. In 1950 he was named professor of architecture at the Architectural Association in London and was then appointed head of the Department of Architecture at the North Carolina State University School of Design, where he taught and practiced for five years. During his tenure at NC State he designed and constructed his revolutionary house. House and Home magazine would later name his home the “House of the Decade,” and Life magazine would feature it prominently in a special 1957 issue devoted to the marvels of design and technology that would shape the world of tomorrow. One of his most important contributions was the famous Juilliard School of Music, one of five buildings forming the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City. In 1971, the United States government honored him by selecting him as the architect for a new U.S. Embassy in Argentina. The construction of the Embassy in Argentina was followed by the construction of another Embassy in Pretoria, the capital of South Africa. In addition to these notable works of architecture, Mr. Catalano is also the architect of the Student Center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Governmental Center in Greensboro, North Carolina. He is the author of six books on architecture and has received four first prizes in national architectural competitions. He is a graduate of the University of Buenos Aires and has graduate degrees in architecture from the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard University. Mr. Catalano has lived in Cambridge, Massachusetts since 1956.