AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ARTS AND LETTERS ANNOUNCES 2013 ARCHITECTURE AWARD WINNERS

New York, April 17, 2013 — The American Academy of Arts and Letters announced today the recipients of its 2013 architecture awards. The Academy’s architecture awards program began in 1955 with the inauguration of the annual Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize in Architecture, which is awarded to a preeminent architect from any country who has made a significant contribution to architecture as an art. In 1991, the Academy began giving Arts and Letters Awards (formerly called Academy Awards) to honor American architects whose work is characterized by a strong personal direction. An additional award category was created in 2003 to honor an American from any field who has contributed to ideas in architecture through any medium of expression.

The Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize in Architecture of $5,000 recognizes an architect of any nationality who has made a significant contribution to architecture as an art.
ALBERTO CAMPO BAEZA

Two Arts and Letters Awards in Architecture of $7,500 each recognize American architects whose work is characterized by a strong personal direction.
TEDDY CRUZ
THOMAS PHIFER

Two Arts and Letters Awards in Architecture of $7,500 each recognize Americans who explore ideas in architecture through any medium of expression.
BARRY BERGDOLL
SANFORD KWINTER

The winners were chosen from a group of 32 individuals and practices nominated by the members of the Academy. The members of this year’s selection committee were: Henry N. Cobb, Elizabeth Diller, Peter Eisenman, Kenneth Frampton, Hugh Hardy, Steven Holl, Richard Meier (Chairman), Cesar Pelli, James Polshek, Robert A. M. Stern, Billie Tsien, and Tod Williams. All five awards will be presented in New York City in May at the Academy’s annual Ceremonial. Work by the winners will be featured in the upcoming exhibition on view in the Academy’s galleries on Audubon Terrace.

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