Philip Johnson

Philip Johnson is a Pritzer Prize winning architect known for his sleek, modernist designs. Before becoming a practicing architect, Johnson was head of the Department of Architecture at MoMa, where he championed the work of early modernists such as Mies Van Der Rohe. Johnson is best known for his work during the 1940s and 1950s which shaped the midcentury skyline of New York.

Buildings included the Seagram building and the Lipstick building, both in Manhattan. His most iconic structure is The Glass House in Canaan, Connecticut, built in 1948. He lived there for nearly fifty years, and in 2005, died there at the age of 98.

Philip Johnson had an estimated height of 5’10” (1.78 m) based on photo analysis.

How tall was Philip Johnson?
Philip Johnson was 5 foot 10 inches (1.78 m) tall.


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5’10” | 1.78 m (Estimated)

Death: January 25, 2005 (aged 98)

July 8, 1906


Drawings include:
Philip Johnson front, side, front (pointing), dancing


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An architect is a person who designs buildings. They design how the building is going to look, both inside and outside, but also the infrastructure of the building and how the building will be used. To practice architecture means to engage with the spatial practices that make up our lives.