Cesar Pelli was born in TucumÃ¡n, Argentina. In 1977 he became Dean of the School of Architecture at Yale University and established Pelli Clarke Pelli in New Haven, Connecticut Mr. Pelli's work has been widely published and exhibited, with eight books dedicated to his designs and theories.
In 1995, the AIA awarded Cesar Pelli its Gold Medal. In 1991, the AIA selected Mr. Pelli as one of the 10 most influential living American architects. In 1989, the AIA awarded Pelli Clarke Pelli its Firm Award. Cesar Pelli has received over 100 awards for design excellence and is the only architect to receive a Connecticut State Arts Award.
Mr. Pelli wrote the book Observations for Young Architects (Monacelli Press 1999) as a distillation of his thoughts on a profession he loves.