Best known for designing a house made out of glass, Philip Cortelyou Johnson [ Wikipedia ] was an American architect. He is best known for his works of Modern architecture, including the Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut.
In 1978 Johnson was awarded an American Institute of Architects Gold Medal. In 1979 he became the first recipient of the Pritzker Architecture Prize the most prestigious international architectural award. Some of his best known works are Glass House, Seagram Building, 550 Madison Avenue, IDS Tower, PPG Place, and Crystal Cathedral.