Pierre Koenig 1925-2004
edited by Sheila Kim -- Interior Design, 5/1/2004 12:00:00 AM
The architecture world mourns the loss of Pierre Koenig, who died on April 4. Best known for his Case Study House number 22—the Hollywood Hills icon immortalized in a photograph by Interior Design Hall of Fame member Julius Shulman—Koenig pioneered low-cost housing, alongside the likes of Charles and Ray Eames and Richard Neutra.
A distinguished professor at the University of Southern California's School of Architecture, Koenig received numerous honors, including a gold medal from the American Institute of Architects Los Angeles chapter and lifetime achievement awards from the AIA California Council and the Pacific Design Center. He was also a fellow of the AIA and an honorary fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects.
He is survived by his wife, Gloria, sons Randall and Jean Pierre, and stepsons Barry and Thomas Kaufmann. Donations may be made to the Pierre Koenig Endowment at the USC School of Architecture.