From the USITT (US Institute of Theater Technology) Feb 2011 Sightlines newsletter:
Six individuals with outstanding records of achievement in a specific segment of the industry will be honored at the USITT 2011 Annual Conference & Stage Expo (March 9-12, 2011 in Charlotte NC). Each will be a featured part of the Conference in a special session presented by one of the Commissions.
The individuals and their areas of expertise are: Carrie Robbins, Costume Design & Technology; William J. Byrnes, Management; R. Craig Wolf, Education; Dennis Dorn, Technical Production; Cesar Pelli, Architecture; and John C. Scheffler, Scene Design.
Cesar Pelli, senior principal of Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, was born in Argentina, where he earned a diploma in architecture from the University of Tucumán. He first worked in the offices of Eero Saarinen, serving as project designer for the TWA Terminal at JFK Airport and Morse and Stiles Colleges at Yale University. He was then director of design at DMJM and, later, partner for design at Gruen Associates, both in Los Angeles. His award-winning projects during these years include the City Hall in San Bernardino, California; the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles; and the United States Embassy in Tokyo.From 1977 to 1984, Mr. Pelli was dean of the Yale School of Architecture. In 1977, he founded Cesar Pelli & Associates, now Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects.
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