Thom Mayne, Recipient of the 2013 AIA Gold Medal

  • 06 Dec 2012
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Courtesy of Princeton University Lecture Series

The has announced that has been selected as the recipient of the 2013 AIA Gold Medal, one of the profession’s highest honors, due to his “ambitious government and institutional projects.”

Beyond forming the firm Morphosis and co-founding the innovative Southern California Institute of Architects, or SCI-Arc, in 1972, the AIA cited “Mayne’s palette of bold, angular forms, exposed structural elements, and double-skin veils that play on notions of dynamic transparency” as reason for his selection.

As former AIA Gold Medal Winner Antoine Predock, FAIA, wrote in a letter of recommendation: “[Mayne] is one of the few architects able to head a large-scale, successful practice while influentially designing theoretical premises. The result has been a 40-year body of work that is intellectually rigorous and consistently searching.”

Mayne will be honored at a special event in March in Washington, D.C. as well as at the 2013 AIA National Convention in Denver.

Story via the AIA 

Cite: Quirk, Vanessa. "Thom Mayne, Recipient of the 2013 AIA Gold Medal" 06 Dec 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 25 May 2015. <>
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