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2022 Architecture Award Winners

Contact: David Clarke

dclarke@artsandletters.org

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New York, April 18, 2022 – The American Academy of Arts and Letters announces the recipients of its 2022 architecture awards. The Academy’s annual architecture awards program began in 1955 with the inauguration of the Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize and has since expanded to include four Arts and Letters Awards. This year’s winners were chosen from a group of 25 individuals and practices nominated by the members of the Academy. The jurors were Toshiko Mori (chair), Marlon Blackwell, Peter Eisenman, Steven Holl, Annabelle Selldorf, Nader Tehrani, and Meejin Yoon.

CARME PINÓS
Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize

$20,000 to an architect of any nationality who has made a significant contribution to architecture as an art. Carme Pinós is founder and principal of Estudio Carme Pinós, an architecture and design firm in Barcelona, Spain.
ANTÓN GARCÍA-ABRIL & DÉBORA MESA
Arts and Letters Award in Architecture

$10,000 to American architects whose work is characterized by a strong personal direction. Antón García-Abril and Débora Mesa are the founding principals of Ensamble Studio, an architecture firm based in Boston, MA. 
FLORIAN IDENBURG & JING LIU
Arts and Letters Award in Architecture

$10,000 to American architects whose work is characterized by a strong personal direction. Florian Idenburg and Jing Liu are the founding principals of SO-IL, an architecture practice based in Brooklyn, NY.
SHARON JOHNSTON & MARK LEE
Arts and Letters Award in Architecture

$10,000 to American architects whose work is characterized by a strong personal direction. Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee are founding partners at Johnston Marklee, an architecture firm based in Los Angeles, CA, and Cambridge, MA.
ANTHONY TITUS
Arts and Letters Award in Architecture

$10,000 to an American who explores ideas in architecture through any medium of expression. Anthony Titus is the founder of Anthony Titus Studio, an interdisciplinary art and architecture practice in New York City. He is also a professor of architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY.

Photo Credits: 1)  Photo by John Gollins 2)  Photo by Iwan Baan 3)  Photo by Iwan Baan 4)  Photo by Richard Barnes. Image Courtesy the Menil Collection, Houston 5)  Photo by Susan Wides

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ARTS AND LETTERS

The American Academy of Arts and Letters was founded in 1898 as an honor society of the country’s leading architects, artists, composers, and writers. Early members include William Merritt Chase, Childe Hassam, Julia Ward Howe, Henry James, Edward MacDowell, Theodore Roosevelt, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, John Singer Sargent, and Edith Wharton. The Academy’s 300 members are elected for life and pay no dues.

In addition to electing new members as vacancies occur, the Academy seeks to foster and sustain an interest in Literature, Music, and the Fine Arts by administering over 70 awards and prizes, exhibiting art and manuscripts, funding performances of new works of musical theater, purchasing artwork for donation to museums across the country, and presenting talks and concerts.

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