Academy of Arts and Letters Names Prize-Winners
Eric Owen Moss, Wes Jones, Tom Kundig, and Lebbeus Woods have won the American Academy of Arts and Letters Architecture Awards for 2007, the academy announced last week. Moss received The Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize, which is awarded to an architect who makes a significant contribution to architecture as an art. Jones and Kundig received honors for exhibiting work characterized by a strong personal direction, while Woods was lauded for exploring architectural ideas through the use of different media.
The architects will be feted at the Academy’s annual award and induction ceremony in May. Additionally, drawings and models of their work will be featured in an upcoming exhibition at the Academy’s galleries in Manhattan, from May 18 through June 10.
Candidates for the architecture awards are nominated by members of the Academy, an organization composed of 250 writers, composers, artists, and architects who foster interest in the arts and literature. A committee of architects, chaired by Richard Meier, makes the final selection. This year’s jury included Henry N. Cobb, Peter Eisenman, Michael Graves, Hugh Hardy, Steven Holl, Cesar Pelli, and James Stewart Polshek.