Gold Medal Recipients

Gold Medal Recipients

The Gold Medal is awarded by the Grand Chapter to a professional with a record of high distinction in design in the field of architecture, landscape architecture or the allied arts. The selection is made by the Grand Chapter of the Society, and the award is presented annually as a part of the ACSA national meeting.

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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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2003 Michael Graves

Michael Graves was one of the most prominent and prolific American architects of the latter 20th century. He designed more than 350 buildings around the ...
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2002 Cynthia Weese

Cynthia Weese was born in Des Moines, Iowa in 1940 and lived in small towns all over the state during her youth. The distinctive architectural ...
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2001 Malcolm Holzman

Malcolm Holzman’s buildings, described in a national publication as having a “brash beauty,” are acknowledged for their evocative nature, technical vision and singular character. He ...
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2000 Pierre Koenig

Pierre Koenig, whose sleek glass-and-steel houses became emblems of the progressive values of Postwar suburbia, died Sunday of leukemia at his home in Brentwood. He ...
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William J.R. Curtis

1999 William J.R. Curtis

William J.R. Curtis, architectural historian and critic, was born in Birchington, UK, a seaside village in north-east Kent in 1948.  Curtis's writings have mainly focused on ...
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1998 William Pedersen

William Pedersen is the founding Design Partner of Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF), which he started with A. Eugene Kohn and Sheldon Fox in 1976 ...
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1997 Cesar Pelli

Cesar Pelli was born in Argentina where he earned a Diploma in Architecture from the University of Tucuman. He first worked in the offices of Eero ...
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1996 Vincent Scully

Yale architectural historian Vincent Scully was born to a modest family in New Haven, a city in which he remained his entire life. After graduating ...
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1995 Peter Eisenman

Peter Eisenman '54, Bachelor of Architecture '55, is a Cornellian. He also holds a M.S. in Architecture ('60) degree from Columbia University, and M.A.('62) and ...
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1994 Harvey B. Gantt

Harvey B. Gantt, architect and politician, was born January 14, 1943 in Charleston, SC to Christopher and Wilhelmenia Gantt.  In 1961, Gantt attended Iowa State ...
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1993 Harold L. Adams

A self-described “architect of an architecture firm,” Harold L. Adams FAIA is best known for building RTKL Associates from a small practice in Annapolis, MD, ...
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1991 Denise Scott-Brown

Denise Scott Brown,  is the African-born American urban planner, architect, and teacher, known for her contributions to theoretical research and education on the nature of ...
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1990 Joseph Esherick

Joseph Esherick, was an internationally renowned architect and educator, and emeritus professor of architecture at University of California at Berkeley. Born in Philadelphia in 1914, ...
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1989 Richard Meier

Richard Meier was born in Newark, New Jersey in 1934. Richard Meier graduated from Cornell University in 1957 then worked with a series of architects, ...
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1988 Kenneth Frampton

Kenneth Frampton studied at the Architectural Association in London from 1950 to 1956. He became an affiliate member of the Royal Institute of British Architects ...
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1987 Lawrence Halprin

"Born in New York City and raised in Brooklyn, Halprin spent three years on a kibbutz in the British Mandate of Palestine (now Israel) before ...
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1986 Walter Netsch

Walter Netsch was born in 1920 in Chicago and studied architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Upon graduation in 1943 he enlisted in the ...
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1985 Pietro Belluschi

Pietro Belluschi was born August 18th 1899 in Ancona, Italy, and grew up and went to school in Rome. He graduated with a degree in ...
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1984 Fay Jones

Though E. Fay Jones (1921 - 2004) was not quite a household name, most American architects and followers of Frank Lloyd Wright gave his residences ...
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1983 Ricardo Legorreta

Ricardo Legorreta (1931 — 2011) was a Mexican architect who combined elements of Western modernism with traditional pre-Columbian design (thick masonry walls) and contemporary Latin ...
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1982 Moshe Safdie

Moshe Safdie is an architect, urban planner, educator, theorist, and author. Embracing a comprehensive and humane design philosophy, Safdie is committed to architecture that supports ...
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1981 & 1992 Charles Moore

Charles Willard Moore (1925 - 1993), architect and educator, was born in Benton Harbor, MI. After graduating from high school, Moore enrolled in the architecture ...
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1980 Alexander Girard

One of the biggest names in mid-century textile design is Herman Miller's Alexander Girard (1907-1993), trained at the Royal Institute of British Architects in London ...
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1979 Edmund Bacon

Ed Bacon (1910 - 2005) was a bizarro Robert Moses: a mid-century urban master builder who favored pedestrians over automobiles. Yet while Bacon held values ...
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1978 William Caudill

William Wayne Caudill (1914-1983) grew up in Hobart, OK. In 1937, he graduated from Oklahoma State University with a bachelor's in architecture. On scholarship at ...
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1977 Harry Weese

Harry Mohr Weese (1915-1998) was born in Evanston, Il, and studied architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Yale University, receiving his bachelor's degree ...
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1976 Vincent Kling

Vincent Kling (1916-2013) was born and raised in East Orange, NJ. The son of a builder, Kling worked for his father's construction firm in the ...
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1975 Hugh Stubbins

Hugh Stubbins Jr. (1912-2006) was an architect best known for the angular tower of the Citicorp Center in Manhattan, but also noted for his design ...
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1974 Ian McHarg

Born in Clydebank, Scotland, Ian McHarg began his career in landscape architecture apprenticing at the Glasgow firm Austin and McAslan, Ltd. After World War II, ...
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1973 Arthur Erickson

Global architect Arthur Charles Erickson (1924-2009) was a passionate advocate of cultural awareness, and a fervent explorer of human and natural environments. His buildings, though ...
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1972 O’Neil Ford

In 1926, twenty-one-year-old O'Neil Ford (1905-1982) began an apprenticeship in the Dallas office of architect David R. Williams. Ford had arrived from Denton lacking a ...
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1971 Gunnar Birkerts

Gunnar Birkerts is an internationally acclaimed architect of the last half of the 20th century who has been recognized for his expressive forms, his simplification of detail, ...
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1970 Norman Fletcher

Norman Collings Fletcher (1917-2007) was a founding partner of the legendary design firm known as TAC (The Architects Collaborative) in Cambridge, MA. Norman Fletcher was ...
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