Meet the Architect
Antoine Predock is the visionary who has melded the idea of human rights with an outstanding architectural form. Born in Lebanon, Missouri in 1936, he is an architect, landscape architect and interior designer based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is the Principal of Antoine Predock Architect PC, established in 1967.
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, New York (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. In 2014, Predock received an Honorary Fellowship from the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.
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.
“I think of my buildings as processional events, as choreographic events; they are an accumulation of vantage points both perceptual and experiential.”– Antoine Predock, architect