Students from the Fairmont State University Architecture Program pose with internationally renowned architect, Jose Oubrerie (wearing black in the center of the photo), after his recent lecture in Pittsburgh.
Oubrerie is the last living protege of Le Corbusier, who was one of the most acclaimed architects of the 20th century. Oubrerie was the project architect for Le Corbusier’s Saint-Pierre de Firminy Church in France, seeing the final design through to completion in 2006 after nearly 40 years of delays.
Oubrerie is also a former Dean at the University of Kentucky, Professor Emeritus at the Knowlton School of Architecture at Ohio State University and is currently a visiting professor at the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Other important projects by Oubrerie include the French Cultural Center in Damascus, Syria, and the Miller House in Lexington, Ky. He is also the author of the recently released book “Architecture With and Without Le Corbusier.”