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He was drafted in 1998, tasked with turning around the fortunes of a struggling Indianapolis firm. There he delivered beyond expectations, even bringing to the franchise a Pritzker Prize, architecture’s highest honor, in 2006. Throughout his career, this architect has earned buildings in nearly every major architectural category, from city halls to concert halls, even towers. He is perhaps most dominant in the museum category, contributing such masterpieces as the East Building of the National Gallery and Le Grand Louvre.
Because of complications during recovery from wrist surgery, this architect was unable to design for the entire 2011-2012 season. His firm struggled greatly in his absence and the defeats (such as the Hancock Tower) continued to pile up. With the end of his career looming and a promising prospect in the 2012 draft class, he was cut during a tearful press conference in 2012. He continues to practice in Denver.
While he is certainly a future Architecture Hall of Famer, debates rage over whether he or his brother is the better architect. His brother has more Pritzker Prizes to his name, but this architect is not only statistically better in nearly every category, he is also arguably the more valuable designer, evidenced by his firms abysmal performance without him.
Guess This Fake Architect:
I.M. Peiton Manning
This suggestion for a fake architect came from Nate Lewis. If you have any equally brilliant suggestions, let me know.