Gyo Obata Biography, Net Worth, Death, Age, Wife, Children, Daughter, Parents, Siblings, Wikipedia, Education, Height, Weight, and all facts of the American architect.
Gyo Obata Biography / Wikipedia: Age, Height & Weight
Gyo Obata was an American architect, the son of painter Chiura Obata and his wife, Haruko Obata, a floral designer.
He was a co-founder of the world-renowned architect firm HOK. He resided in St. Louis, Missouri, and continued to work at the HOK’s St. Louis office.
Obata has designed a number of noteworthy structures, including the McDonnell Planetarium and GROW Pavilion in the Saint Louis Science Center, the Independence Temple of the Community of Christ church, as well as the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois.
He was born on February 28, 1923, in San Francisco, California, United States. Due to his family’s Japanese heritage, he was nearly interned with other Japanese-Americans during World War II.
There is no information about his height and weight.
Gyo Obata Education
Although his family was sent to internment, he managed to avoid it by dropping out of his School of Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley in order to pursue a degree in architectural studies at Washington University in St. Louis, which was the only university that was in the United States willing to accept Japanese nationals at that time. He graduated with a bachelor of architecture degree in 1945.
Then, he studied under the master Finnish architect Eliel Saarinen at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, earning his master’s degree in urban design and architecture in 1946.
Gyo Obata Net Worth
Before his death, Gyo Obata net worth was estimated at $2 million.
Gyo Obata Wife, Children, Parents, Siblings & Death
Gyo Obata was married to Mary Judge, and they have four children; Kiku, Nori, Gen, and Max Obata.
Chiura Obata was his father. The father was a well-known Japanese-American artist and popular art teacher. A self-described “roughneck”, Obata went to the United States in 1903, at age 17. He died on October 6, 1975, in Berkeley, California, United States.
Haruko Kohashi was the wife of Chiura and mother of Gyo. There is no information about his siblings.
Obata died on March 8, 2022, at age 99.