Morris Lapidus, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Morris Lapidus


Date of Birth: 25-Nov-1902

Place of Birth: Odessa, Odessa Oblast, Ukraine

Date of Death: 18-Jan-2001

Profession: architect

Nationality: United States, Russia

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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About Morris Lapidus

  • Morris Lapidus (November 25, 1902 – January 18, 2001) was an architect, primarily known for his Neo-baroque "Miami Modern" hotels constructed in the 1950s and 60s, which have since come to define that era's resort-hotel style, synonymous with Miami and Miami Beach. A Jewish Ukrainian immigrant based in New York, Lapidus designed over 1,000 buildings during a career spanning more than 50 years, much of it spent as an outsider to the American architectural establishment.

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