Recipient of the 1992 Alvar Aalto Medal, the 2002 Pritzker Prize, and the 2009 AIA Gold Medal. His building projects included the Berowra Waters Inn, the Arthur and Yvonne Boyd Art Centre, and the Kempsey Visitor Information Centre.His motto was "Touch the Earth lightly"; he designed buildings to fit into the landscape, utilizing glass, stone, timber, and steel.He studied architecture in Australia, where actress Nicole Kidman was born.BEFORE FAME
He studied architecture at Sydney Technical College, where he graduated in 1961. His classmates included such future notables as director Jim Sharman, theatre designer Brian Thompson, and film producer Matt Carroll.PERSONAL LIFE
His Australian parents were residing in London when he was born. They raised him in the Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea. His son, Nicholas, also became an architect.FUN FACTS
Architect Glenn Murcutt were born on Saturday, in a leap year, birthstone is Ruby, the seaon was Summer in the Chinese year of Rat, it is 189 days until Glenn Murcutt next birthday.