Kevin A. Lynch

1918 - 1984

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Kevin Andrew Lynch (January 7, 1918 – April 25, 1984) was an American urban planner and author. He is known for his work on the perceptual form of urban environments and was an early proponent of mental mapping. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kevin A. Lynch has received more than 363,427 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia. Kevin A. Lynch is the 248th most popular architect (down from 165th in 2019), the 3,214th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,168th in 2019) and the 14th most popular American Architect.

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Among architects, Kevin A. Lynch ranks 248 out of 518Before him are Antonio da Sangallo the Elder, Pieter Post, Nicodemus Tessin the Elder, Yan Liben, Gae Aulenti, and Giovanni Giocondo. After him are Max Fabiani, Josef Frank, William Kent, Hermann Tilke, Édouard André, and Kengo Kuma.

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Among people born in 1918, Kevin A. Lynch ranks 122Before him are Willi Graf, Dora Ratjen, Ángel Labruna, Antonín Mrkos, Alejandro Agustín Lanusse, and Humaira Begum. After him are George Mosse, David Ausubel, Abraham Robinson, Hella Haasse, Alexander Shelepin, and Teresa Wright. Among people deceased in 1984, Kevin A. Lynch ranks 94Before him are William Powell, Toni Turek, Karl-August Fagerholm, Alexis Korner, Aurelio Peccei, and Tim. After him are Lee Krasner, Nodar Dumbadze, Motoo Tatsuhara, Manuel Fleitas Solich, Adam Malik, and Panteleimon Ponomarenko.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Kevin A. Lynch ranks 3,214 out of 20,380Before him are Katherine Jackson (1930), Samuel Wilson (1766), Jennifer Love Hewitt (1979), Kristin Davis (1965), Brent Spiner (1949), and Alexandra Ripley (1934). After him are Christian Slater (1969), Sherm Clark (1899), Eric Hoffer (1898), Lois McMaster Bujold (1949), Douglas Diamond (1953), and Edward Calvin Kendall (1972).

Among ARCHITECTS In United States

Among architects born in United States, Kevin A. Lynch ranks 14Before him are Peter Eisenman (1932), William Le Baron Jenney (1832), Charles Eames (1907), Adrian Smith (1944), Nicholas Negroponte (1943), and Cedric Gibbons (1893). After him are Sixto Durán Ballén (1921), Charles Jencks (1939), Thom Mayne (1944), Steven Holl (1947), Michael Graves (1934), and Gordon Bunshaft (1909).