Renowned architect Gunnar Birkerts dead at 92; designed Lincoln school, St. Peter’s

COLUMBUS, Indiana — The internationally acclaimed architect who designed two of Columbus’ notable buildings, Columbus Signature Academy — Lincoln Campus and St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, has died.

Gunnar Birkerts succumbed to congestive heart failure Tuesday at age 92 in his home of Needham, Massachusetts, his son Sven Birkerts said.

The architect’s two Columbus building designs, completed 21 years apart, are across the street from each other.

Read more and see photos of Berkerts’ Columbus structures in Saturday’s edition of The Republic.