2019 Wang Shu & Lu Wenyu

2019 Wang Shu & Lu Wenyu

Wang Shu & Lu Wenyu were recently awarded the Tau Sigma Delta (TSD) 2019 TSD Gold Medal. Wang Shu & Lu Wenyu founded the Amateur Architecture Studio in 1998 based in Hangzhou, China. The office name refers to the approach an amateur builder takes—one based on spontaneity, craft and cultural traditions. Wang Shu spent several years working on building sites to learn traditional skills. The firm utilizes this knowledge to adapt and...

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2018 Tod Williams and Billie Tsien

2018 Tod Williams and Billie Tsien

Tod Williams & Billie Tsien began working together in 1977 and co-founded their architectural practice in 1986. Located in Midtown Manhattan, their studio focuses on work for institutions including schools, museums, and not-for-profits—organizations and people that value issues of aspiration and meaning, timelessness and beauty. They believe that architecture is the coming together of art and use. Their buildings are carefully made from the...

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2017 Maurice Cox

2017 Maurice Cox

Maurice Cox, newly appointed Planning Director for the City of Detroit is an urban designer, architectural educator and former mayor of the City of Charlottesville, VA. He most recently served as Associate Dean for Community Engagement at Tulane University, School of Architecture and Director of the Tulane City Center, a university-affiliated practice operating at the intersection of design, urban research and civic engagement throughout the...

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2016 Toshiko Mori

2016 Toshiko Mori

Toshiko Mori is the principal of Toshiko Mori Architect, which she established in 1981 in New York City.  Toshiko Mori Architect’s current work includes public New York City theater and library projects, a park visitor center in the Bronx, the Hudson Yard Park and Boulevard, and subway canopies. Mori designed institutional projects for Brown University and Syracuse University, and is part of the design team for New York University’s masterplan....

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2015 Thom Mayne FAIA

2015 Thom Mayne FAIA

Thom Mayne founded Morphosis as an interdisciplinary and collective practice involved in experimental design and research in 1972. Mr. Mayne is also co-founder of the Southern California Institute of Architecture and Distinguished Professor at UCLA Architecture and Urban Design. He was elected to membership in the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2010, appointed to the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities in 2009, and honored...

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2014 Bernard Tschumi

2014 Bernard Tschumi

Bernard Tschumi is widely recognized as one of today’s foremost architects. First known as a theorist, he drew attention to his innovative architectural practice in 1983 when he won the prestigious competition for the Parc de La Villette, a 125-acre cultural park based on activities as much as nature. The intertwining concepts of “event” and “movement” in architecture are supported by Tschumi’s belief that architecture is the most important...

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2013 Gregg Pasquarelli

2013 Gregg Pasquarelli

Gregg Pasquarelli is a Principal of SHoP. Pasquarelli received his architecture degree from Columbia University and a Bachelors of Science from Villanova’s School of Business. He has taught at Yale, The Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation Columbia University, the University of Virginia, and the University of Florida, and has lectured internationally.

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2012 Teddy Cruz

2012 Teddy Cruz

Teddy Cruz (born Guatemala City, Guatemala, 1962) is an American architect, urbanist, and Professor in Public Culture and Urbanism in the Visual Arts Department at the University of California, San Diego. Cruz studied at Rafael Landivar University in Guatemala City, Guatemala, California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, and the Harvard Graduate School of Design in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Cruz founded his architectural practice...

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