Thom Mayne

Los Angeles-based architect Thom Mayne added a gold medal from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) to his existing list of honours. The award was bestowed upon him for the government and institutional projects undertaken at a special event in Washington DC as well as at the 2013 AIA National Convention held in Denver. He heads Morphosis Architecture, a firm that he founded with Livio Santini, James Stafford and Michael Brickler in 1972. He completed his bachelors in architecture from the University of Southern California in 1968 and went on to teach at Cal Poly Institute in Pomona. He then co-founded the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) while studying at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Some of Mayne’s prominent projects include the the Victory Park in Dallas, Texas; the New Academic Building at 41 Cooper Square; and Public Housing in Madrid. His other honours include the Pritzker Architecture Prize, Rome Prize from the American Academy of Design in Rome, and the AIA Los Angeles Chapter Gold Medal in 2000.