Latvian-American architect who did the majority of his work in the metropolitan section of Detroit, Michigan. His styles included New York’s Corning Museum of Cup, Minneapolis’ Marquette Plaza, and Kansas City’s Kemper Museum of Modern Art. He examined on the Technische Hochschule, Stuttgart, Germany, graduating in 1949. He was employed by Perkins and can after arriving at america, accompanied by a stint with Eero Saarinen. He designed the Country wide Library of Latvia in Riga. He grew up in Latvia, but fled the united states once the Russian military advanced by the end of the next World Battle. His kid, Sven Birkerts, became a well-known literary critic. He and Joseph Sunshine had been both well-known architects.