, officially The Pritzker Architecture Prize, award for excellence in architecture, given annually since 1979. Largely modeled on the Nobel Prize
, it is the premier architectural award in the United States and is named for the family that sponsors the Chicago-based Hyatt Foundation. Architects who have won the prize are: 1979, Philip Johnson
(United States); 1980, Louis Barragan (Mexico); 1981, James Stirling
(Great Britain); 1982, Kevin Roche (United States); 1983, I. M. Pei
(United States); 1984, Richard Meier
(United States); 1985, Hans Hollein (Austria); 1986, Gottfried Boehm (Germany); 1987, Kenzo Tange
(Japan); 1988, Gordon Bunshaft
(United States) and Oscar Niemeyer Soares
(Brazil); 1989, Frank Gehry
(United States); 1990, Aldo Rossi
(Italy); 1991, Robert Venturi
(United States); 1992, Alvaro Siza (Portugal); 1993, Fumihiko Maki (Japan); 1994, Christian de Portzamparc (France); 1995, Tadao Ando
(Japan); 1996, Rafael Moneo
(Spain); 1997, Sverre Fehn (Norway); 1998, Renzo Piano
(Italy); 1999, Norman Foster
(Great Britain); 2000, Rem Koolhaas
(Netherlands); 2001, Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron (Switzerland); 2002, Glenn Murcutt (Australia); 2003, Jørn Utzon (Denmark); 2004, Zaha Hadid
(Great Britain), the first female recipient; 2005, Thom Mayne
(United States); 2006, Paulo Mendes da Rocha (Brazil); 2007, Richard Rogers
(Great Britain); 2008, Jean Nouvel
(France); and 2009, Peter Zumthor (Switzerland).
See study by M. Thorne (1999).
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