Eric Owen Moss was born and raised in Los Angeles, California and received his Masters of Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley, College of Environmental Design in 1968 and a second Masters of Architecture from Harvard University Graduate School of Design in 1972.
Over the last 30 years Eric Owen Moss Architects has built a wide array of award-winning buildings, and has helped shape the discourse of architecture internationally. That discussion continues to manifest itself both in the continuing production of innovative structures, in lectures, exhibitions, publishing, and teaching around the world. Along the way, his work has been recognized with well over 50 local, national, and international awards. Eric Owen Moss was the recipient of the Academy Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1999. He received the AIA/LA Gold Medal in 2001 for the achievement of an outstanding body of architectural works and was a recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award for the University of California, Berkeley in 2003.
A Fellow of the American Institute of Architecture, Eric Owen Moss was appointed director of the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) in 2002.