1/5/2012

Famed Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta, who was known for his use of color, has died. One of his projects was the Max Palevsky Commons at the University of Chicago -- the 800-foot long purple, yellow and pink dormitory whose windows are surrounded by "handsome precast concrete, giving the walls a sense of depth and texture." The building drew some criticism, but as Nelson Wolff, a former mayor in San Antonio, where more of Legorreta's work exists, said, “Any time you do anything striking, you'll receive a lot of criticism."

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