The Architect

Antoine Predock is the creative architect who has melded the “idea” of human rights with an outstanding architectural form. Predock is an American architect, landscape architect and interior designer based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, since 1967. The Museum’s Architectural Review Committee chose his design because they believed it "could fulfill the objectives for an inspirational building that achieves a complexity relating to the diversity of human experience."

Education – Predock attended the University of New Mexico and later received a Bachelor of Architecture from Columbia University. 

Work – He has garnered national attention with such projects as the La Luz community in New Mexico and the Nelson Fine Arts Center at Arizona State University. More recent work includes the Turtle Creek House in Texas (1993), the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY (2000), and a new Ballpark for the San Diego Padres, where he reinvented the concept of a ballpark as a “garden” as well as sports complex (2004). 

Awards – Predock was honoured with the prestigious Rome Prize in 1985, the American Institute of Architects Gold Medal in 2006, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in 2007. In 2010, he was named a Senior Fellow of the Design Futures Council.

Designs – The architect is known for the skill he brings to interpreting regional identity in buildings. He works to create forms that are appropriate to landscapes and to human experience. He tries to show, through structures, how human beings can interact spiritually with a building, with technology, with the natural environment and with each other.