Minoru Yamasaki (1912-1986) was an architect born in Seattle, Washington. He is best known for his design of the World Trade Center, which was destroyed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
Between 1961 and 1966, Carleton built five buildings designed by Yamasaki: Olin Hall of Science in 1961, Goodhue Hall in 1962, the West Gym in 1964, Cowling Rec Center in 1965, and Watson Hall in 1966.
He earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Washington and a masters degree in architecture at New York University. Carol Yamasaki '65 is the daughter of Minoru Yamasaki.