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Chinese Architect Wang Shu Wins The Pritzker Prize

For the first time, the Pritzker Architecture Prize has been awarded to an architect based in China. Wang Shu, 49, is interested in preservation, working slowly and tradition — ideals that sometimes seem forgotten in today's booming China. Wang says in the 1990s he had to get away from China's architectural "system" of demolition, megastructures and get rich quick — so he spent the decade working with common craftspeople building simple construction... more NY Times Pritzker Prize


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Who is the Pritzer Jury?

The independent jury of experts ranges from five to nine members. Jury members serve for multiple years to assure a balance between past and new members and are entrusted with selecting the laureate each year. No members of the Pritzker family or outside observers are present during jury deliberations which usually take place during the first months of the calendar year. The jury members are recognized professionals in their own fields of architecture... more Pritzker Prize

Past Laureates

The purpose of the award is to honor a living architect whose built work demonstrates a combination of those qualities of talent, vision... more

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AIA 2012 National Convention & Expo

AIA 2012 President Jeff Potter, FAIA, invites you to participate in the AIA National Convention in May and discover for yourself how "Design Connects." The spirit of making con- nections between people, places, and ideas resonates throughout the profession of architecture... more

AIA 2012 Gold Medal to Steven Holl

The American Institute of Architects Board of Direc- tors on Dec. 8 awarded the AIA Gold Medal to Steven Holl, FAIA, the New York City–based architect known for his humanist approach to formal experimentation. The AIA Gold Medal... more


AD- Home Design Show

A world of design inspi- ration awaits at the 11th annual Architectural Digest Home Design Show. Ex- plore the latest products for the home. Shop from new and established brands. Get inspired by new ideas and insight from top talents in the industry... more

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Rhode Island School     of Design

Founded in 1877, Rhode Island School of Design (or “RIZ-dee” for the acronym RISD) is one of the oldest and best-known colleges of art and design in the U.S. Each year approx- imately 2,300 students from around the ... more

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