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 298,458 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Kevin A. Lynch is the 145th most popular architect (up from 186th in 2019), the 1,736th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,094th in 2019) and the 10th most popular American Architect.

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Among architects, Kevin A. Lynch ranks 145 out of 424Before him are Dinocrates, Philibert de l'Orme, Rafael Moneo, Max Bill, Filippo Juvarra, and Verner Panton. After him are Ettore Sottsass, Paulo Mendes da Rocha, Theophil Hansen, Lina Bo Bardi, Josep Puig i Cadafalch, and Michele Sanmicheli.

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Among people born in 1918, Kevin A. Lynch ranks 72Before him are Jean-Marie Loret, Konstantinos Mitsotakis, Yigal Allon, Gabriel Axel, Kakuei Tanaka, and Jerome Robbins. After him are Tāufaʻāhau Tupou IV, B. K. S. Iyengar, João Figueiredo, Philip José Farmer, Dora Ratjen, and Kenichi Fukui. Among people deceased in 1984, Kevin A. Lynch ranks 50Before him are Hans Speidel, Walter Rauff, Jackie Coogan, Enrico Berlinguer, Tito Gobbi, and Carl Ferdinand Cori. After him are Pierre Gemayel, Stanislaw Ulam, Andy Kaufman, Yigael Yadin, Kim Sung-gan, and Raoul Salan.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Kevin A. Lynch ranks 1,736 out of 15,968Before him are Alan Bean (1932), Wes Studi (1947), Thomas J. Sargent (1943), LeBron James (1984), Tom Skerritt (1933), and Madeleine Stowe (1958). After him are John Frankenheimer (1930), Walker Evans (1903), Patricia Neal (1926), Wayne Dyer (1940), Martin Gardner (1914), and Robert Smithson (1938).

Among ARCHITECTS In United States

Among architects born in United States, Kevin A. Lynch ranks 10Before him are Richard Meier (1934), Philip Johnson (1906), Robert Venturi (1925), Peter Eisenman (1932), Minoru Yamasaki (1912), and Charles Eames (1907). After him are William Le Baron Jenney (1832), Cedric Gibbons (1893), Charles Jencks (1939), Adrian Smith (1944), Nicholas Negroponte (1943), and Michael Graves (1934).