Philip Johnson was an American architect and critic. He is best known for his works of Modern architecture, including the Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut, and his works of postmodern architecture, particularly 550 Madison Avenue which was designed for AT&T, and 190 South La Salle Street in Chicago. In 1978, he was awarded an American Institute of Architects Gold Medal and in 1979 the first Pritzker Architecture Prize.

Here are the 15 works of Philip Johnson every architect should visit:

1. Glass House, US

15 Works of Philip Johnson Every Architect should visit - Glass House, US
Front Elevation – Glass House

Year: 1949
Type: House
Location: 798–856 Ponus Ridge Road, New Canaan, Connecticut

2. Seagram Building, US

15 Works of Philip Johnson Every Architect should visit - Seagram Building, US
Long exposure of the skyscraper – Seagram Building

Year: 1958
Type: Office
Location: 375 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10152, United States

3. 550 Madison Avenue/Sony Tower/AT&T Building, US

15 Works of Philip Johnson Every Architect should visit - 550 Madison Avenue/Sony Tower/AT&T Building, US
View of the front facade  of tower – 550 Madison Avenue/Sony Tower/AT&T Building

Year: 1984
Type: Office
Location: 550 Madison Avenue, New York City, U.S

4. IDS Center, US

15 Works of Philip Johnson Every Architect should visit - IDS Center, US
View of glass facade in the front – IDS Center

Date: 1972
Type: Office
Location: 80 8th Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota, US

5. PPG Place, US

15 Works of Philip Johnson Every Architect should visit - PPG Place, US
View of the tower – PPG Place

Year: 1984
Type: Commercial Offices
Location: 1 PPG Place, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US

6. Christ Cathedral, US

15 Works of Philip Johnson Every Architect should visit - Christ Cathedral, US
The exteriors of the tower – Christ Cathedral

Year: 1980
Type: Office
Location: United States

7. Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), US

15 Works of Philip Johnson Every Architect should visit - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), US
View of the museum – Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

Year: 1989
Type: Art Museum
Location: 11 West 53rd Street, New York, N.Y. 10019

8. Lipstick Building, US

15 Works of Philip Johnson Every Architect should visit - Lipstick Building, US
View of the skyscraper from the road surface – Lipstick Building

Year: 1986
Type: Office
Location: 885 Third Avenue, Manhattan, New York, United States

9. Williams Tower, US

15 Works of Philip Johnson Every Architect should visit - Williams Tower, US
Tower viewed from the street – Williams Tower

Year: 1983
Type: Office
Location: Houston, Texas, US

10. David H. Koch Theater, US

15 Works of Philip Johnson Every Architect should visit - David H. Koch Theater, US
The exterior viewed in the night –  David H. Koch Theater

Year: 1964
Type: Theatre
Location: New York City, US

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