The Richard Meier Chair of the Department of Architecture was announced by the college and by Richard Meier & Partners Architects, Meier's New York City– and Los Angeles–based practice for 55 years.
<img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8e/8eiyp6yn173t81ga.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em>The chair of the Department of Architecture in AAP will bear the name of one of the college's renowned alumni: Richard Meier (B.Arch. '56).
The first person to hold the new title of Richard Meier Chair of the Department of Architecture will be AAP associate professor Andrea Simitch (B.Arch. '79). The 83-year-old Meier is the only Cornell alumnus to have received the Pritzker Architecture Prize (1984).