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Fumihiko Maki Awarded AIA Gold Medal
Posted by Alison Trost on January 12, 2011 at 9:47 AM.

The American Institute of Architects has awarded its 2011 AIA Gold Medal to Fumihiko Maki. The AIA Gold Medal recognizes an individual’s legacy contribution to the field of architecture and is considered the profession’s highest individual honor.


Maki is one of Japan’s most eminent living architects and has studied, worked, and taught both in the U.S. and Japan. “His buildings convey a quiet and elegant moment of reflection,” wrote his colleague Toshiko Mori, FAIA, in recommending Maki. The 4 World Trade Center building now under construction in New York is one of his recent U.S. designs.


To learn more about Maki and his work from the AIA website, click here. For information about and images of Maki’s 4 WTC project, click here.


For images of the 4 WTC steel going up (and other on-site activities), click here.

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