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Tod Williams and Billie Tsien Awarded National Medal of Arts

Tod Williams and Billie Tsien Awarded National Medal of Arts
Tod Williams and Billie Tsien Awarded National Medal of Arts, Williams & Tsien made headlines in last year thanks to the demolition of their American Folk Art Museum. Image © Flickr CC User Wallyg
Williams & Tsien made headlines in last year thanks to the demolition of their American Folk Art Museum. Image © Flickr CC User Wallyg

Tod Williams and Billie Tsien have been awarded the National Medal for Arts by the National Endowment for the Arts. The duo, known for projects such as the Barnes Foundation and for the controversy surrounding the demolition of their 2001 American Folk Art Museum last year, will be rewarded for their "deliberate and inspired designs" as well as their services in teaching. The medals will be awarded to them by President Obama in a ceremony on July 28th. Also receiving a medal will be Johnpaul Jones of Seattle firm Jones & Jones, who will be the first Architect to receive the National Humanities Medal in the Award's 17-year history. Find out more about the awards at World-Architects.

Cite: Rory Stott. "Tod Williams and Billie Tsien Awarded National Medal of Arts" 25 Jul 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/531109/tod-williams-and-billie-tsien-awarded-national-medal-of-arts/> ISSN 0719-8884
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