- 1931 - 1997 †
Born in Milan on 3 May 1931. He lived and worked in Milan and New York. In 1959, he graduated in architecture from Milan Polytechnic. Rossi followed an academic career and quickly became a full professor, first at Milan Polytechnic and then at I.U.A.V. in Venice. He taught for three years in Zurich and in numerous American universities, including Yale, Harvard and Cranbrook. His main projects have been executed in Germany, Italy, Netherlands and England, USA and Japan. The numerous awards received include the Pritzker Prize in 1990, the AIA Honor Award in 1991, the Jefferson Memorial Award in 1992; he was made an honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1996 and in 1997 received the special culture prize 1996 for the "Architecture and Design" sector awarded by the Commissione Premi Cultura of the Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri. He died in Milan on 4 September 1997.