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Hyatt Foundation Appoints New Director of Communications for The Pritzker Architecture Prize

Chicago, IL (September 7, 2016) - The Pritzker Architecture Prize appoints Eunice Kim as Director of Communications, announced Tom Pritzker, Chairman of Hyatt Foundation, which sponsors the prize that has come to be known internationally as architecture’s highest honor.


Ms. Kim joins the organization with an extensive background in public relations in the art, architecture, design and fashion sectors. Previously based in New York City for over a decade, she has worked with renowned architects, leading modern and contemporary galleries and museums, established artists, and premier fashion houses worldwide, and has aided in launching the careers of many creative names on a global platform. In this new capacity, she will direct all communication efforts, and devise international press strategy, and digital and social media presence. She succeeds Edward Lifson, who, after four very effective years with the Pritzker Prize, resumes consulting, journalistic and academic work.

The 2017 laureate will be selected by the distinguished jury consisting of its chair Glenn Murcutt, architect and 2002 Pritzker Laureate, Sydney, Australia; and Stephen Breyer, U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Washington, D.C., USA; Yung Ho Chang, architect and educator, Beijing, The People’s Republic of China; Kristin Feireiss, architecture curator, writer and editor, Berlin, Germany; The Lord Palumbo, architectural patron, Chairman Emeritus of the Trustees, Serpentine Galleries, London, United Kingdom; Richard Rogers, architect and 2007 Pritzker Laureate, London, United Kingdom; Benedetta Tagliabue, architect and director of EMBT Miralles Tagliabue, Barcelona, Spain; and Ratan N. Tata, Chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons, the holding company of the Tata Group, Mumbai, India. Martha Thorne, Executive Director of the Pritzker Prize and also Dean of IE School of Architecture and Design manages the open nominations process, which accepts suggestions from architects from all over the world.


About the Pritzker Architecture Prize

The Pritzker Architecture Prize was founded in 1979 by the late Jay A. Pritzker and his wife, Cindy. Its purpose is to honor annually a living architect whose built work demonstrates a combination of those qualities of talent, vision and commitment, which has produced consistent and significant contributions to humanity and the built environment through the art of architecture.


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