Alejandro Aravena, Jury Chair

Alejandro Aravena is the 2016 Pritzker Prize Laureate and Founder and Executive Director of ELEMENTAL, a “Do Tank” that focuses on projects of public interest and social impact including housing, public space, infrastructure and transportation. His mastery of architecture aides his commitment to society, resulting in works and activism that respond to social, humanitarian and economic needs.

Mr. Aravena was the recipient of the 2019 ULI J.C. Nichols Prize, the 2018 RIBA Charles Jencks Award and the first architect to receive the Gothenburg Sustainability Award in 2017. He was Curator of the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016 and served on the Pritzker Prize Jury from 2009 to 2015. He is the ELEMENTAL Copec Chair at Universidad Católica de Chile, a former visiting professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design (2000 and 2005), and has taught at Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia (2005). He is a member of the advisory board of the Cities Program of the London School of Economics and is based in Santiago, Chile.

Alejandro Aravena

Barry Bergdoll

Barry Bergdoll is a Meyer Schapiro Professor of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University and former Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

He has co-curated seminal exhibitions including “Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive,” The Museum of Modern Art (June-October 2017) with Jennifer Gray; “Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955-1980,” The Museum of Modern Art, (March-July 2015) with Carlos Eduardo Comas, Jorge Francisco Liernur and Patricio del Real; and “Henri Labrouste: Structure Brought to Light,” Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine, Paris (October 2012-January 2013), The Museum of Modern Art (March-June 2013), with Corinne Bélier and Marc LeCoeur.

Mr. Bergdoll is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects and the Society of Architectural Historians (US), and an honorary fellow of the American Institute of Architects, New York; and has received a medal from the Sir John Soane Foundation, New York. He received a Ph.D. in Art History from Columbia University and an M.A. from the University of Cambridge.


Photo courtesy of Robin Holland 


Deborah Berke

Deborah Berke is a practicing international architect, educator and Dean of the Yale School of Architecture. She is the recipient of a 2019 Medal of Honor from the AIA New York Chapter and the 2017 Sackler Center First Award, was the inaugural recipient of the 2012 Berkeley-Rupp Prize at the University of California at Berkley, and the recipient of a National Design Award from the Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum.

Ms. Berke is on the board of directors of Venetian Heritage and Yaddo, a board member of the James Howell Foundation, an honorary trustee of the Norman Foster Foundation, and a member of the Deans Council at Yale University School of Architecture. She was a founder and vice president of DesignNYC, a founding trustee of the Design Trust for Public Space, a trustee of the National Building Museum, chair of the board of advisors of the Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture at Columbia University, trustee of the Brearley School, and vice president of the American Institute of Architects, New York Chapter. She established Deborah Berke Partners in 1982, and has been a professor at Yale University since 1987. She is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and The City University of New York.


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Stephen Breyer

U.S. Supreme Court Justice (retired) Stephen Breyer joined the Pritzker Architecture Prize Jury in 2011 and served as the Chair from 2019 to 2020.

Born in San Francisco in 1938, he graduated from Stanford, Oxford, and Harvard Law School. Breyer completed his clerkship at the Supreme Court and later worked at the Justice Department’s anti-trust division, as an assistant special prosecutor in the Watergate Investigation, and as both special and chief counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. In 1980 he was appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and become Chief Judge in 1990. In 1994 Breyer was appointed a Supreme Court Justice by President Clinton.

Justice Breyer returns to Harvard Law School as the Byrne Professor of Law, and has also previously taught at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He has written books and articles about administrative law, economic regulation, and most recently authored Making Democracy Work; A Judge’s View, a book about the U.S. Constitution. Breyer has always had a special interest in architecture: he helped oversee the design and construction of the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse and Harbor Park in Boston and wrote the foreword to Celebrating the Courthouse: A Guide for Architects, Their Clients, and the Public.

André Aranha Corrêa do Lago

André Corrêa do Lago is the Secretary for Climate, Energy and Environment, Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the Government of Brazil, and has previously served Brazilian Embassies in Delhi, Tokyo, Madrid, Prague, Washington, D.C., Buenos Aires, and at the Brazilian Mission to the European Union, in Brussels.

He is also a recognized architectural critic and was the curator of the Brazilian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale of Architecture (2014), and the exhibition "Brazilian architecture seen by great photographers" at the Tomie Ohtake Institute, São Paulo (2013); and co-curator of "Encore moderne? Architecture brésilienne: 1928-2005" at the Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine, Paris (2005-2006).

Mr. Corrêa do Lago is a member of the International Council of the Museum of Modern Art, and a council member of the Oscar Niemeyer Foundation. Published works include Ainda moderno?: Arquitetura Brasileira Contemporânea, coauthored with Lauro Cavalcanti (2005); Oscar Niemeyer: Uma Arquitetura da Sedução. Bei Editora (2009); and Arquitetura Brasileira Vista por Grandes Fotógrafos (2014); and numerous articles in journals and online publications.

Kazuyo Sejima

Kazuyo Sejima, born in Ibaraki, Japan, received the 2010 Pritzker Architecture Prize alongside Ryue Nishizawa, both co-founders of Toyko-based SANAA, which opened in 1995. She is a professor at Polytechnic University of Milan; University of Applied Arts Vienna; Keio University, Tokyo; Yokohama Graduate School of Architecture Y-GSA; and a visiting professor at Japan Women's University, Tokyo.

Ms. Sejima was appointed as the Director of the 12th Venice Architecture Biennale in 2010, and was named Japan Institute of Architects’ Young Architect of the Year in Japan in 1992. She has taught at various institutions including Princeton University and Polytechnique de Lausanne. She opened Kazuyo Sejima & Associates in Tokyo in 1987, and joined the office of 2013 Pritzker Laureate Toyo Ito upon completing her architectural studies at Japan Woman’s University in 1981.

Her own works include House in Plum Grove (Tokyo) and Inujima Art House Project (Okayama). Notable works of SANAA consist of the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art (Kanazawa), the Rolex Learning Center (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne), the Louvre-Lens, and Grace Farms (New Canaan).

Wang Shu

Wang Shu – the 2012 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate – is Dean of the Architecture School at China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, and co-founder of the Amateur Architecture Studio, which he established with his partner and wife, Lu Wenyu, in 1997.

Mr. Wang’s works incorporate cultural traditions, craft skills and spontaneous elements throughout. This unique combination of traditional understanding, experimental building tactics and intensive research defines the basis for the Amateur Architecture Studio’s projects.

He was awarded the German Schelling Architecture Prize in 2010 together with Lu Wenyu, and the Gold Medal from the French Academy of Architecture in 2011.

Manuela Lucá-Dazio, Executive Director

Manuela Lucá-Dazio is the newly appointed Executive Director of the Pritzker Architecture Prize. In this capacity, she works closely with the jury, however, she does not vote in the proceedings. She is the former Executive Director, Department of Visual Arts and Architecture of La Biennale di Venezia, where she managed exhibitions with distinguished curators, architects, artists, and critics to realize the International Art Exhibition and the International Architecture Exhibition, each edition since 2009. Preceding that, she was responsible for the technical organization and production of both Exhibitions, beginning in 1999. She holds a PhD in History of Architecture from the University of Roma-Chieti, Italy and lives in Paris, France.

Manuela Lucá-Dazio

Past Jury Members

J. Carter Brown, 1979-2002 (Chair)
Director, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Lord Clark of Saltwood, 1979-1982
Author and Art Historian

Cesar Pelli, 1979-1982
Dean, School of Architecture, Yale University

Arata Isozaki, 1979-1984
2019 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate

J. Irwin Miller, 1979-1984
Chairman, Executive Committee, Cummins Engine Company, Inc.
Architectural Patron

Philip Johnson, 1981-1985
1979 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate

Thomas J. Watson Jr., 1982-1986
Chairman Emeritus, IBM Corporation

Kevin Roche, 1983-1991
1982 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate

Giovanni Agnelli, 1984-2003
Chairman, FIAT

Fumihiko Maki, 1985-1988
1993 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate

Ricardo Legorreta, 1985-1993

Ada Louise Huxtable, 1987-2005
Author and Critic

Lord Rothschild, 1987-2004 (Chair, 2003-2004)
Chairman, Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Great Britain

Toshio Nakamura, 1991-1999
Editor-in-chief, A+U

Frank O. Gehry, 1993-1995, 2003-2006
1989 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate

Charles Correa, 1993-1998

Jorge Silvetti, 1996-2004
Chairman, Department of Architecture,
   Harvard University, Graduate School of Design

Carlos Jiménez, 2001-2011
Ruth Carter Stevenson Chair, Rice University

Rolf Fehlbaum, 2004-2010
Chairman, Vitra

Karen Stein, 2004-2012
Writer, Editor, Critic

Balkrishna Doshi, 2005-2007
Architect and Planner
2018 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate

Victoria Newhouse, 2005-2008
Architectural Historian and Author
Founder and Director of the Architectural History Foundation

Lord Peter Palumbo, 2005-2018 (Chair, 2005-2016)
Art and Architectural Patron
Chairman Emeritus of the Trustees of the Serpentine Gallery

Shigeru Ban, 2006-2009
Professor of Architecture
2014 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate

Renzo Piano, 2006-2011
1998 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate

Juhani Pallasmaa, 2009-2014

Alejandro Aravena, 2009-2015
Architect and Executive Director of EL­E­MEN­TAL S.A.
2016 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate

Glenn Murcutt, 2011-2018 (Chair, 2017-2018)
2002 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate

Yung Ho Chang, 2012-2017
Architect and Educator

Zaha Hadid, 2012
2004 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate

Kristin Feiress, 2013-2017
Architecture Curator, Writer and Editor

Ratan N. Tata, 2014-2019
Chairman, Tata Trusts

Richard Rogers, 2015-2019
2007 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate

Benedetta Tagliabue, 2015-2023
Architect and Educator

Carleton Smith, 1979-1984 (Secretary to the Jury)
Chairman, International Awards Foundation

Arthur Drexler, 1979-1986 (Consultant to the Jury)
Director, Architecture and Design,
Museum of Modern Art New York

Brendan Gill, 1985-1987 (Secretary to the Jury)
Writer and Critic, The New Yorker

Stuart Wrede, 1987-1988 (Acting Consultant to the Jury)
Acting Director, Architecture and Design,
Museum of Modern Art New York

Bill N. Lacy, 1988-2005 (Executive Director)
President, State University of New York at Purchase

Martha Thorne, 2006-2021 (Executive Director)
Dean of IE School of Architecture and Design, Spain