2011 David Adjaye

2011 David Adjaye

David Adjaye OBE is recognised as a leading architect of his generation. Adjaye was born in Tanzania to Ghanaian parents and his influences range from contemporary art, music and science to African art forms and the civic life of cities. In 1994 he set up his first office, where his ingenious use of materials and his sculptural ability established him as an architect with an artist’s sensibility and vision. He reformed his studio as Adjaye...

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2010 Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi

2010 Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi

Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi have both taught at Yale University. She received her Master of Architecture at Yale University, where she won the American Institute of Architects Scholastic Award and the Skidmore, Owings and Merrill Traveling Fellowship. She has taught design studios at Cornell University, and since 1991 has been a faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn School of Design where she is currently the...

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2009 Patricia Patkau

2009 Patricia Patkau

Patricia Patkau shares design direction in Patkau Architects with her partner John Patkau. She has a Master of Architecture degree from Yale University and is currently a Professor in the School of Architecture at the University of British Columbia.  Since its founding, Patkau Architects has received numerous national and international design awards for a wide variety of building types, including ten Governor General’s Medals, four Progressive...

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2008 Elizabeth Diller

2008 Elizabeth Diller

Elizabeth Diller is a founding principal of Diller Scofidio + Renfro, a 115-person interdisciplinary design studio that integrates architecture, the visual arts and the performing arts. DS+R’s international body of work includes: Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York, including the redesign of Alice Tully Hall, the renovation and expansion of The Juilliard School, the expansion of the School of American Ballet, Public Spaces...

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2007 Richard Rogers

2007 Richard Rogers

Richard Rogers is the 2007 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate, the recipient of the RIBA Gold Medal in 1985 and winner of the 1999 Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation Medal. He is also winner of the 2000 Praemium Imperiale Prize for Architecture, the 2006 Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement (La Biennale di Venezia) and the 2007 Tau Sigma Delta Gold Medal. Richard Rogers was awarded the Légion d’Honneur in 1986, knighted in 1991 and made a...

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2006 Shigeru Ban

2006 Shigeru Ban

Shigeru Ban is known for his innovative work with paper, particularly recycled cardboard tubes used to quickly and efficiently house disaster victims.  In 2014, Ban was named the 37th recipient of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, the most prestigious prize in modern architecture. The Pritzker Jury cited Ban for his innovative use of material and his dedication to humanitarian efforts around the world, calling him “a committed teacher who...

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2005 Martha Schwartz

2005 Martha Schwartz

Martha Schwartz is a landscape architect and artist with major interests in cities, communities and the urban landscape. Her work spans from site-specific art installations to working with cities at strategic planning levels. Her focus is on environmental sustainability and the creation of awareness about how the urban landscapes underwrites urban sustainability through functioning as the connective platform for a city’s environmental, social...

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2004 Mary Miss

2004 Mary Miss

Mary Miss has reshaped the boundaries between sculpture, architecture, landscape design, and installation art by articulating a vision of the public sphere where it is possible for an artist to address the issues of our time. She has developed the “City as Living Lab,” a framework for making issues of sustainability tangible through collaboration and the arts, with Marda Kirn of EcoArts Connections. Trained as a sculptor, her work...

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