Eric Owen Moss’s Profile
Eric Owen Moss was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1965. Moss continued his education, earning his Master of Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley, College of Environmental Design, in 1968 and a second Master of Architecture from Harvard University's Graduate School of Design in 1972.
Over the last 30 years, Eric Owen Moss Architects (EOM) has built a wide array of award-winning buildings, and has helped shape the discourse of architecture internationally. That discussion continues to manifest itself both in the continuing production of innovative structures and in lectures, exhibitions, publishing, and teaching around the world. Along the way, the EOM office has been recognized with well over 50 local, national, and international awards.
Moss was the recipient of the Academy Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1999. He received the AIA/LA Gold Medal in 2001 for the achievement of an outstanding body of architectural works. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architecture and was a recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award for the University of California, Berkeley in 2003.
SELECTED RECENT AWARDS:
AIACC Achievement Award, 3555 Hayden, 2008
R&D Award, Architect Magazine, A Surface of Points, 2008
AIA/NEXT LA, NEXT LA Citation, Republic Square, 2007
Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize in Architecture, 2007
AIA/LA Honor Award, Slash and Backslash, 2006
AIA/LA Decade Award, Merit Award, Samitaur, 2006
Educator of the Year, AIA/LA, 2006
Southern California Institute of Architecture: Director
Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Cambridge - Eliot Noyes Chair
Yale University, New Haven - Davenport/Saarinen Chair
University of Applied Arts, Vienna
Columbia University, New York
Royal Academy, Copenhagen
SELECTED RECENT EXHIBITIONS:
“Urbanopolis," Musée de la Civilisation, Quebec, January 2008 - April 2009
“Eric Owen Moss Architects, City of the Future, and Other Projects,” Shenzhen Biennale, December 2007
“American Academy of Arts and Letters Exhibition,” American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, 2007