Albert Paley

Albert Paley received degrees from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia (part of Temple University) and came to Rochester in 1969 to teach at the Rochester Institute of Technology.  He began his career as a goldsmith, creating jewelry.  In 1972 he won his first architectural commission, for the Renwick Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution, and his large-scale work is now known internationally. Paley is the first metal sculptor to receive the coveted Institute Honors awarded by the American Institute of Architects, the AIA’s highest award to a non-architect.