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Press Releases

Below are current press releases for the Pritzker Architecture Prize. For archived press releases, please contact Director of Communications Edward Lifson.

May 29, 2013
Japanese Architect Toyo Ito Presented with the 2013 Pritzker Architecture Prize
“This is the best day of my architectural life so far!” said Japanese architect Toyo Ito in his acceptance speech at a ceremony in the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston, Massachusetts. ...”
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May 22, 2013
The Pritzker Architecture Prize Adds Two New Jurors—
Kristin Feireiss of Germany and Ratan N. Tata of India

“The Pritzker Architecture Prize has added two new jurors, Tom Pritzker, president of the Hyatt Foundation, which sponsors the prize, announced today. ...”
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November 4, 2011
Pritzker Architecture Prize Ceremony Will Be Held in China Next Year
“The 2012 Pritzker Architecture Prize Ceremony will be held in Beijing, China on May 25, 2012. This location was disclosed today in a joint announcement by Guo Jinlong, Mayor of Beijing, China and Thomas J. Pritzker, chairman of The Hyatt Foundation. ...”
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September 14, 2011
Two New Jurors Named to the Pritzker Architecture Prize Jury
“U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, as well as widely acclaimed Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate, Zaha Hadid of the United Kingdom, will join the jury that selects Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureates, it was announced today by Thomas J. Pritzker, Chairman of The Hyatt Foundation which sponsors the prize ...”
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March 28, 2011
Portuguese Architect Will Be Presented the 2011 Pritzker Architecture Prize in Washington, D.C.
“Los Angeles, CA—Eduardo Souto de Moura, a 58 year old architect from Portugal, is the jury’s choice for the 2011 Pritzker Architecture Prize, it was announced today by Thomas J. Pritzker, chairman of The Hyatt Foundation which sponsors the prize. The formal ceremony for what has come to be known throughout the world as architecture’s highest honor will be in one of Washington, D.C.’s finest classical buildings, the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium on June 2 ...”
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August 19, 2005
Hyatt Foundation Names New Executive Director for the Pritzker Architecture Prize
“Martha Thorne, currently associate curator of architecture at the Art Institute of Chicago, has been named executive director of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, it was announced today by Thomas J. Pritzker, president of The Hyatt Foundation which sponsors the annual award ...”
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