The late Aldo Rossi has achieved distinction as a theorist, an author, an artist, a teacher and as a architect, in his native Italy as well as internationally. Vincent Scully, in an introductory essay to a book on Rossi published by Rizzoli, compares him to LeCorbusier as a painter-architect. Ada Louise Huxtable, architectural critic and Pritzker juror has described Rossi as "a poet who happens to be an architect." He graduated from the Milan Polytechnic, Milan, Italy, and joined the Milanese magazine Casabella, serving as its editor from 1961 to 1964.
Rossi taught at several architecture schools, including Milan's Politecnico, Zurich's ETH, New York's Cooper Union, and Venice's Instituto Universitario di Architettura. The Pocono Pines Houses in Pocono, Pennsylvania represent one of his first completed buildings in the United States. In Galveston, Texas,a monumental arch for the city has been completed. In Coral Gables, Florida, the University of Miami has commissioned Rossi to design the new School of Architecture.
Winner of the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 1990.