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Eamonn Kevin Roche (June 14, 1922 – March 1, 2019) was an Irish-born American architect. He was born in Dublin. His career was based in New Haven, Connecticut. He designed over 200 built projects in both the U.S. and abroad.

His projects include eight museums, 38 corporate headquarters, seven research facilities, performing arts centers, theaters, and campus buildings for six universities. In 1967 he created the master plan for the Metropolitan Museum of Art[1] and Islamic wings. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1982.

Roche died on March 1, 2019 at his home in Guilford, Connecticut, aged 96.[2]


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