Skip to main content


eCommons@Cornell >
Internet-First University Press >
Books, Videos and Publications >
Multimedia and Videos >

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Big Red/Meier white: A Cornell story of architect Richard Meier '56
Authors: Handler, Philip
Handler, Maddy
Keywords: Richard A. Meier '56, BArch '57
Richard Meier & Partners Architects
Cornell Class of 1956
Cornell Reunion 2006
Cornell College of Architecture, Art & Planning
Cornell ZBT fraternity
Cornell Profs Archie and Esther Dotson
Cornell Professor Don Greenberg '55
Marc Meshorer '56
Judith York Newman '56
Ed Rosen '56
Elliott Glass '56
Dan Silverberg '56
Kelly Marx '55
Judy Frankel Woodfin '56
Peter Eisenman '54
Cornell University Morse Hall
Cornell University White Hall
The Getty Center
Pritzker Prize
The New York Five (The Whites)
Five Architects
Michael Graves, architect
Alan Solomon, Jewish Museum
Cornell Life Sciences Technology Building
Issue Date: Jun-2006
Publisher: Fly on the Wall Productions
Abstract: This video features Cornell-educated architect Richard A. Meier, class of 1956, founder of the architectural firm Richard Meier & Partners Architects. Created in honor of Meier's 50th Reunion in June 2006, the video is illustrated with vintage photos of Meier's days on the hill, his friends in college, his family, and his earliest projects including his first houses. Meier is heard describing why he selected Cornell, telling about his years as an architecture student as well as his friendships with ZBT fraternity brother Marc Meshorer and Profs Arch and Esther Dotson for whom he did an Ithaca house very early in his career. There is spectacular video footage of his most famous work, the billion dollar Getty Center, combined with voice-over from a 1992 Cornell University lecture by Meier in which he describes his architecture. Meier and architect Peter Eisenman '54 describe the origin of The New York Five (The Whites.) Meier's continued connection to Cornell is described with mention of the design of the new Cornell Life Science Technology Building and with brief commentary and appearances from his Cornell architecture classmates, fraternity brothers, and Cornell friends.
Description: Length of Video: 33 min
Appears in Collections:Multimedia and Videos

Files in This Item:

File Description SizeFormat
streaming_3938_1.htmlView Streaming Video Version8.21 kBHTMLView/Open
meier_large.movDownload Meier Video - Large Download179.95 MBVideo QuicktimeView/Open
meier_small.movDownload Meier Video - Small Download47.39 MBVideo QuicktimeView/Open
Meier-icon.gifImage of Richard Meier82.28 kBGIFThumbnail

Refworks Export

Items in eCommons are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.


© 2014 Cornell University Library Contact Us