Daniel Libeskind, B.Arch. M.A. BDA AIA, is an international architect and designer. His practice extends worldwide and ranges from museums, concert halls and universities to convention centers, hotels, shopping centersand residential projects. Born in Łód´z, Poland, in 1946, Mr. Libeskind was a virtuoso musician at a young age before giving up music to become an architect. He has received numerous awards and designed many acclaimed projects, including the Jewish Museum in Berlin, the Denver Art Museum extension, the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, the Military History Museum in Dresden, and the master plan for Ground Zero. The studio has several projects under construction, including City Life’s redevelopment of the historic Fiera Milano Fairgrounds in Milan; Kö-Bogen, an office and retail complex in Düsseldorf; three high-rise residential developments, The L Tower in Toronto, Zlota 44 in Warsaw and Vitra in Sao Paulo; the Zhang ZhiDong and Modern Industrial Museum in Wuhan, China; and the Centre des Congrès in Mons, Belgium. Daniel Libeskind’s commitment to expanding the scope of architecture reflects his profound interest in philosophy, art, literature and music. When he is not traveling on behalf of architecture projects he teaches and lectures at universities across the world. He lives in New York City with his wife and business partner, Nina Libeskind, and considers Milan his second home.