Jacquelin Taylor Robertson, Urban Planner Behind Celebration Florida and Euro Disney Passed Away
Janquelin Taylor Robertson a famed architect and urban planner has passed away at the age of 87. Though you may not initially recognize the name, chances are you’ve enjoyed some of the beautiful serene settings that he has been responsible for.
He had an eclectic career starting at New York City where he worked on several individual buildings in the 1960’s. In 1975 Robertson moved to Tehran where he was invited by the shah to create a new city, Shahestan Pahlavi where he was credited with merging traditional Persian design into modern architecture.
However, Mr Robertson is most well known in Disney circles for designing Celebration, Florida which was developed by the Walt Disney Company. In addition, he helped create the masterplan for a layout that would eventually become Euro Disney (Disneyland Paris.)
Former Disney CEO Michael Eisner sent out the following tribute:
Sad to hear of the passing of Jaque Robertson; a wonderful man. Past dean of Architecture at the University of Virginia. For us at #Disney, he developed the master plan for Euro Disney, Celebration in Orlando, and many more buildings. A true gentleman. @Disney @DisneyParks @UVA pic.twitter.com/JsAqDQdRWg
— Michael Eisner (@Michael_Eisner) May 11, 2020
Robertson was named one of “the AD 100,” Architectural Digest’s list of the top 100 architects and interior designers whose work has been published by Architectural Digest over the years.
We here at MickeyBlog send out condolences to Robertson’s friends, family and colleagues.
Source: New York Times