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Name:    Obata, Gyo
Profession:  Architect
Category:  Architecture
Born/Started:     Feb. 28, 1923
Description:    A Washington University graduate, Gyo Obata is a world-renowned architect and founder of St. Louis architect firm, Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum. His influence on the St. Louis skyline is profound. The Priory Chapel, Boatmen’s Tower, Cervantes Convention Center & Stadium, Forsythe Plaza, Metropolitan Square, One Bell Center, the Children’s Zoo and Living World at the St. Louis Zoo, and the Union Station renovation are but a few of Obata’s St. Louis projects. The National Air and Space Museum, the airport and university in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and the Taipei World Trade Center are also his designs.

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