Nemetschek North America is obviously delighted to announce that Vectorworks-based architect Peter Zumthor has been chosen as the 2009 Laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize. The Swiss architect has been using Vectorworks since 2002.
The Pritzker Architecture Prize is awarded each year to a living architect for significant achievement and was established by the Pritzker family of Chicago through their Hyatt Foundation in 1979. Often referred as “architecture’s Nobel” and “the profession’s highest honor,” it is granted annually. The prize consists of 100,000.USD and a bronze medallion. Traditionally, a ceremony is held at an international, architecturally signficant site. This year, the ceremony will be held on May 29th, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where Mr. Zumthor will receive his award.
Thomas J. Pritzker, in announcing the jury’s decision stated: “Peter Zumthor is a master architecture admired by his colleagues around the world for work that is focused, uncompromising, and exceptionally determined.” Adding, “All of Peter Zumthor’s buildings have a strong, timeless presence. He has a rare talent of combining clear and rigorous thought with a truly poetic dimension, resulting in works that never cease to inspire.”
To learn more about the award go here.