Albert Paley (b. 1944), modernist American metal sculptor, is the
first to receive the coveted Lifetime Achievement Award from the American
Institute of Architects - it's highest award to a non-architect. Paley
has been active as an artist for over 30 years. Commissioned by both
public institutions and private corporations, he has completed more
than 50 site-specific works.
Notable examples are the Portal Gates, Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian
Institution; Synergy, a ceremonial archway in Philadelphia; Portal
Gates for the New York State Senate; and a plaza sculpture for AT
& T in Atlanta. Paley's work can be found in the permanent collections
of many major museums including the Victoria and Albert Museum, and
the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.