Pacific Coast Architecture Database (PCAD)


Polshek, James

ID: 1010
Full Name: James Stewart Polshek
Occupation: Architect
Gender: M
Nationality: US
Birth Date: 1930
Biographical Information: Education: B.S., Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, 1973 (Polshek never completed his undergraduate coursework, falling eight credits short; this was forgiven by Case Western University in 1972, after he became Dean of the Graduate School of Architecture at Columbia University); M.Arch., from Yale University, Yale School of Architecture, New Haven, CT;
Work History: Architect, I.M. Pei, Architects, New York, NY; Founding Partner, James Stewart Polshek, Architect, New York, NY, 1963-19??; Partner, Polshek Partnership, New York, NY, 19??-present;
Teaching: Professor/Dean, Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, New York, NY, 1972-1987; Special Advisor to the President for Planning and Design at Columbia University;
Professional Awards: College: Polshek was a Fulbright/Hayes Fellow in Denmark, 1956-1957; awarded AIA School Medal Award, 1954;
Post College: He has received several grants from the Graham Foundation. Recipient, American Institute of Architects (AIA) Medal of Honor, 1986; recipient, AIA Architecture Firm Award, 1992. recipient, Municipal Art Society's Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Medal; Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences; Member, American Academy of Arts and Letters; Fellow, American Institute of Architects; recipient, American Institute of Architects New York Chapter's Medal of Honor; recipient, Honorary Doctorates, Pratt Institute, New School University and New Jersey Institute of Technology
Countries: United States
Locations: Architect's Birth:
Akron, OH
Publications: Knoerle, Jane, "The Stanford Museum Reborn", Almanac, 1/20/1999.
"Polshek, James Stewart", American Architects Directory 1962, 557, 1962.
Temko, S., "Maki, Polshek, and Botta Buildings to Bloom at Yerba Buena Gardens", Architectural Record, 08/1993.
Coolidge, Cal, "Avant-garde Encore", Architectural Review, 08/1994.
"AIA Honor Awards: Center for the Arts Theater, Yerba Buena Gardens", Architecture, 05/1995.
Landecker, Heidi, "Street Theater", Architecture, 02/1994.
Architecture for Art American Art Museums 1938-2008, 46-51, 2004.
Polshek, James S., "Center for the Arts Theater at Yerba Buena Gardens", Architecture + Urbanism, 11/1995.
"Museum News", Art in America, 10/1995.
"Stanford Renovation Finally Underway", Artweek, 12/1995.
Joncas, Richard, Building on the Past, 1999.
Nicklin, Julie L., "Stanford Museum Struggles to Reinvent Itself 5 Years After Devastating Quake", Chronicle of Higher Education, 10/1994.
"Stanford Art Museum Renovation Begins", Country Almanac, 11/1/1995.
Wiseman, Carter, "Get Real or Be Gone", Designer/Builder, 04/1997.
Drewes, Frank F., "Performing Arts Center in San Francisco, Kalifornien", Deutsche Bauzeitschrift, 07/1995.
"Sneak Preview", Hooked on Construction, 1999.
"Art Museum and Rotunda", Inland Architect and News Record, 23: 6, plate following p. 66, 7/1894.
"Art Museum and Rotunda, Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif", Inland Architect and News Record, 24: 1, 8, 8/1894.
"Center for the Arts Theater", Interiors, 36: 11-12/1994.
Stucchi, Silvano, "Teatro E Centro Artistico a San Francisco", L'Industria Delle Construzioni, 09/1995.
Rappaport, Nina, "Stanford Builds", Oculus, 3/1999.
Woodbridge, Sally, "SF Tries Again with Yerba Buena", Progressive Architecture, 27-28, 10/1989.
Simon, Mark, "Construction Starts at Stanford Museum", San Francisco Chronicle, 11/8/1995.
Hamlin, Jesse, "Something Old, Something New", San Francisco Chronicle, 1/10/1999.
Whiting, Sam, "Proud Parent of Stanford Museum's New Wing", San Francisco Chronicle, 1/10/1999.
Baker, Kenneth, "Bay Area Art: Where Are We Now?", San Francisco Chronicle, 11/8/1995.
Baker, Kenneth, "Artfully Done", San Francisco Chronicle, 1/22/1999.
Temko, Allan, "People's Theater of the Future", San Francisco Chronicle, 09/14/1988.
Bonetti, David, "A Hundred Years Young", San Francisco Examiner, 1/1999.
Bonetti, David, "Write Stuff, Wrong Place", San Francisco Examiner, 07/19/2000.
Miller, Naomi, "Lettera da San Francisco", Spazio e societaÌ, 19: 77, 10-21, 1/1997.
Stein, David, "Museum's Rebirth: Rebuilding ready to go", Stanford Daily, 10/27/1995.
Rapalus, Peter, "Modern Museum of Art", Stanford Observer, Spring 1995.
Weathersby, William, Jr., "Garden Variety", Theatre Crafts International, 02/1994.
Baker, Kenneth, "Stanford's Ploy", Town and Country, 1/1999.