Daniel Libeskind is known worldwide for his ability to evoke cultural memory in buildings. An international figure in architecture and urban design, Libeskind’s deep commitment to music, philosophy and literature informs all of his work, with an aim to create architecture that is resonant and sustainable. A native of Poland, Libeskind moved to New York as a teenager to study music, but eventually turned his focus to study architecture at Cooper Union, where he received his professional degree before getting his postgraduate degree in the history and theory of architecture from the School of Comparative Studies at Essex University.
A lover of the arts, many of Libeskind’s notable designs include museums such as the Jewish Museum in Berlin, Denver Art Museum and Royal Ontario Museum, among many others. Perhaps most notably, he was tasked with creating a master plan for the rebuilding of the World Trade Center in 2003. As Principal Design Architect for Studio Libeskind, Mr. Libeskind speaks widely on the art of architecture in universities and professional summits. His architecture and ideas have been the subject of many articles and exhibitions, influencing the field of architecture and the development of cities and culture.