Toyo Ito Wins 2014 Thomas Jefferson Medal in Architecture

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Toyo Ito.

Toyo Ito.

Award-winning architect Toyo Ito can add another accolade to his collection as he’s been awarded the University of Virginia’s 2014 Thomas Jefferson Medal in Architecture. He will be officially honored on April 11th when the school hosts a talk with the celebrated Japanese architect.

“Toyo Ito’s work has this quality—both ethereal and utterly grounded, fantastical and practical—his architecture helps us to imagine new forms of human experience. His meaningful use of emerging digital tools, combined with his sophisticated deployment of non-Cartesian rationality, will inspire architects for generations to come,” said Kim Tanzer, dean of the University of Virginia School of Architecture, in a statement.

Last year’s prize was awarded to landscape architect Laurie Olin.

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