Sert, Josep Lluís

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Sert, Josep Lluís Gender: M
born on 7 May 1901 at 23:00 (= 11:00 PM )
Place Barcelona, Spain, 41n23, 2e11
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 16°40' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 03°09 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 09°21'


Catalan architect and city planner.

In 1939 Sert went into exile in New York City where he worked with the Town Planning Associates, carrying out numerous urban plans for cities in South America. In 1953 he became Dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Design (1953–1969). There, he initiated the world's first degree program in urban design; integrated the programs of architecture, planning, landscape and urban design, and taught many of today's leading architects.

In 1961 Sert brought Le Corbusier to the United States to design his first and only building in the Western Hemisphere, the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard, and a gallery in the Carpenter Center is now named in Sert's honor. In 1981 he received the AIA Gold Medal.

Josep Lluis Sert counted amongst his close friends the likes of Alexander Calder, Joan Miró, Georges Braque, Mirko Basaldella, and Marc Chagall, for whom he designed studios and homes.

He died on March 15, 1983 in Barcelona.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • friend relationship with Chagall, Marc (born 24 June 1887 Jul.Cal. (6 July 1887 greg.))
  • friend relationship with Miro, Joan (born 20 April 1893)


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield cites birth certificate translated in "José Luis Sert: 1901-1983" by Josep M. Rovira i Gimeno (Electa Architecture, 2003), p. 42: "In the district of Bacuranao at one o'clock in the afternoon on 10 May 1901, Mr Francisco Sert y Badia, native of Barcelona, Spain, of legal age, white, married, merchant and resident in this neighborhood, appeared before Mr Carlos del Castillo y Garcia. Municipal Deputy Judge, and Jose Martinez Peiia, Secretary, to request that the birth of his son be recorded in the Registry Office, and as father of the same, declares that said son was born in the house of the witness on 7 May of this year at 11 o'clock p.m. That he is the legitimate son of the witness and of his wife Mrs Genara Lopez y Diaz Quijano, native of Santander, Spain, and domiciled in the witness' address."


  • Vocation : Building Trades : Architect/ Planner
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Architecture)