New York, March 27, 2009 — The American Academy of Arts and Letters has awarded the annual Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize in Architecture of $5000 to Juhani Pallasmaa. The Prize, which began in 1955, recognizes architects from any country who have made significant contributions to architecture as an art. Two Arts and Letters Awards in Architecture of $7500 each that honor American architects whose work is characterized by a strong personal direction will go to Stan Allen and Wendell Burnette. An additional Arts and Letters Awards in Architecture of $7500 that honors an American who has contributed to ideas in architecture through any medium of expression will go to Jeffrey Kipnis.
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