Eero Saarinen (1910-1961)


Saarinen, Eero

Personal Information

Birth/Death:    b. 20 August 1910 – d. 01 September 1961
Occupation:    American architect
Location:    Bloomfield Hills, MI; Birmingham, MI

AIA Affiliation

Member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 1938-decease
Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA) 1952
Recipient of the AIA Gold Medal 1962 (posthumous)

Biographical Sources

American Architects Directories:
Biographical listing in 1956 American Architects Directory
Biographical Directories:
Entry in Macmillan Encyclopedia of Architects (New York: Macmillan, 1982)
Entry in Richard Guy Wilson, The AIA Gold Medal (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1984)

Related Records

Son of Eliel Saarinen

Archival Holdings

The American Institute of Architects Archives
      Membership file includes membership application, Fellowship nomination, notification of death, and Baldwin Memorial biographical form. Letters in support of Fellowship nomination have been scanned as a separate file. Correspondence about a proposed dedication ceremony in 1964 for the St. Louis Arch has been scanned as a separate file.
      His Gold Medal file includes correspondence about the nomination, arrangements for the ceremony, press release, text of speech and medal certificate, photos.

Yale University Library, Manuscripts and Archives
Eero Saarinen Collection (MS 593)
For more information, please visit http://www.library.yale.edu/mssa/