Rick Rivin is a native of Portsmouth, Virginia, and a past President of the Jewish Museum and Cultural Center there. He attended Harvard College and the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where he obtained a Master’s Degree in Architecture. He is also a member of Ohef Sholom Temple in Norfolk, VA, and has served on its Board of Directors.
Fascinated by the many Jewish architects who have practiced in the United States, he has researched the lives of nine (9) of them who have achieved celebrity (“Star”) status during the last century. He recently joined the staff of Jewish Art Education as a program presenter. This talk explores the work and backgrounds of Jews who have been recognized, both nationally and internationally, for their substantial impact on the entire architectural profession.