October 4th, 2002
The Perfect House of Andrea Palladio
Witold Rybczyński, of Polish parentage, was born in Edinburgh
(1943), raised in Surrey, and attended Jesuit schools in
England and Canada. He received Bachelor of Architecture and Master
of Architecture degrees from McGill University in Montreal,
where he taught between 1974 and 1993. His architectural experience
has included working for Moshe Safdie on Habitat, and
designing and building houses as a registered architect. For twenty
years he was involved in housing research in Canada and
abroad, for which he received a 1991 Progressive Architecture Award.
In 1993, he received the Alfred Jurzykowski Foundation
Award, and was made an Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of
Since 1996 Witold Rybczynski has been a Professor of Urbanism at
the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.