12th Voice

12th Voice

Architect Robert A.M. Stern (Robert Arthur Morton Stern) is Dean of the Yale University School of Architecture. He is a practicing architect, teacher, and writer. His design approach is generally classified as postmodern with a particular emphasis on context and continuity of traditions, and he’ll use the phrase "modern traditionalist" to describe his work.

Stern's work has been exhibited at numerous galleries and universities and is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Deutsches Architekturmuseum, the Denver Museum of Art, and the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1976, 1980, and 1996, he was among the architects selected to represent the United States at the Venice Biennale. Stern served on the Board of Directors of The Walt Disney Company from 1992 to 2003. He hosted the television series "Pride of Place: Building the American Dream" on PBS and his book New York 1930 was nominated for the National Book Award. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.

Stern worked as a designer in the office of Richard Meier in 1966, prior to forming the firm of Stern & Hagmann. In 1977 he founded the successor firm, Robert A. M. Stern Architects. As founder and Senior Partner of Robert A.M. Stern Architects, he personally directs the design of each of the firm's projects, overseeing a staff 220+ designers and architects.