Happy Birthday to the Late-Great, Oscar Niemeyer

This past Saturday (December 15th) would have been the 105th birthday for architect Oscar Niemeyer, born Oscar Ribeiro de Almeida Niemeyer Soares Filho (whew!).  However, the Pritzker-Prize winning, Brazilian master architect passed away last Thursday, December 6th, due to complications from a prior kidney condition.  Niemeyer was a professional who was known for seeing architecture as a higher calling, once stating that “the architect’s role is to fight for a better world, where he can produce an architecture that serves everyone and not just a group of privileged people.”   Continue reading “Happy Birthday to the Late-Great, Oscar Niemeyer”