Professor Eisenman received a Bachelor of Architecture, Cornell University; Master of Architecture, Columbia University; M.A. and Ph.D., Cambridge. He has been given Honorary Doctorates of Fine Arts from the University of Illinois, Chicago, and from the Pratt Institute in New York. Professor Eisenman has taught ARCH 121, Design II and ARCH 175, Modern Architectural Concepts. He is the founder and principal of Eisenman Architects, New York City.
Peter Eisenman has designed a wide range of award-winning projects, including housing and urban design projects, innovative facilities for educational institutions, and a series of inventive private houses. His current projects include a 68,000-seat multipurpose stadium for the Arizona Cardinals in Phoenix; a 750,000-square-foot cultural complex, the City of Culture of Galicia in Santiago de Compostela, Spain (which includes a museum, library, and opera house); and the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, in Berlin. In Fall 2002, Eisenman Architects participated in a four-firm team selected to propose design ideas for the World Trade Center site in New York.
Professor Eisenman has written several books, including House X (Rizzoli, 1982), Fin d'Ou T HouS (The Architectural Association, 1985), Moving Arrows, Eros and Other Errors (The Architectural Association, 1986), and Houses of Cards (Oxford University Press, 1987). Recent works include Chora L Works (Monacelli Press, 1997), co-authored with Jacques Derrida, and Diagram Diaries (Universe, 1999). Books featuring his work include: The Wexner Center for the Visual Arts (Rizzoli, 1989); Cities of Artificial Excavation (Canadian Centre for Architecture, and Rizzoli, 1994); Eleven Architects in Search of a Building (Monacelli Press, 1997); and the monographs Eisenman Architects (Images Press, 1995) and Peter Eisenman (Electa, 1993). Additionally, Mr. Eisenman was an editor of the journal Oppositions (IAUS, 1973-1984) and Oppositions Books, and his numerous essays on architecture have appeared in magazines and journals worldwide. Monacelli Press will publish his Blurred Zones: Investigations of the Interstitial and Giuseppe Terragni: Transformations, Decompositions, Critiques in 2003.
He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2001 he received the Medal of Honor from the New York City American Institute of Architects and the Smithsonian Institution’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award for Architecture.