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Sou Fujimoto Awarded Marcus Prize

Sou Fujimoto Awarded Marcus Prize
Sou Fujimoto Awarded Marcus Prize, 2013 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion / Sou Fujimoto © Iwan Baan
2013 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion / Sou Fujimoto © Iwan Baan

As the youngest architect ever to design the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in London, it is no surprise that 41-year-old Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto has been selected as winner of the $100,000 Marcus Prize. Awarded by the Milwaukee-based Marcus Corporation Foundation, the biennial prize is dedicated to honoring emerging designers by requiring only a decade of exceptional leadership in their field.

This award doesn’t come with responsibility, as Fujimoto will be required to visit the graduate students at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s School of Architecture and Urban Planning a handful of times through the next year, in addition to skyping with a class as often as once per week. 

2013 Marcus Prize Jurors:

  • Brian Lee of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in Chicago
  • William Menking, founder and editor of Architect’s Newspaper in New York
  • Donna V. Robertson, the chair of the IIT College of Architecture in Chicago
  • Robert Greenstreet, dean of UWM's architecture school
  • Mo Zell, associate professor and associate dean at UWM's architecture school
  • Greg Marcus, president and CEO of the Marcus Corporation Foundation

Reference: JSOnline

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Karissa Rosenfield
Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Sou Fujimoto Awarded Marcus Prize" 03 Jul 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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