Award Winners AIA Gold Medal Winners List

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List of AIA Gold Medal winners from every year the award has been given out. All AIA Gold Medal winners are listed below in order of popularity, but can be sorted by any column. People who won the AIA Gold Medal award are listed along with photos for every AIA Gold Medal winner that has a picture associated with their name online. You can click on the name of the AIA Gold Medal award recipients to get more information about each. People who won the AIA Gold Medal are usually listed by year, but on this list you've got a complete list of AIA Gold Medal winners from all years. If this proves to not be a full list of AIA Gold Medal winners, you can help make it so by adding to this one. This list includes the most memorable and well-known AIA Gold Medal winners of all time. Anybody who won the AIA Gold Medal usually has a picture associated with their name, so all the AIA Gold Medal-winning people are listed here with photos when available. This list spans the history of the AIA Gold Medal, so most of the famous AIA Gold Medal winners are here and can be a good starting point for making a list of your favorites. This list answers the question "who are all the people who have ever won AIA Gold Medal?" If you're looking for all the nominees, you can click the links above the title of this page to the Listopedia page where you'll find a directory of award nominees, as well as the rest of the award winners lists we have. You may copy this list to build your own just like it, re-rank it to fit your opinions, then publish it to share it on Facebook, Twitter or any other social sites you frequent. The list you're viewing is made up of many different items, including Tadao Ando and Clarence Stein. (68 items)

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Alvar Aalto is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list AIA Gold Medal Winners List
Alvar Aalto Hugo Alvar Henrik Aalto was a Finnish architect and designer, as well as a sculptor and painter. His work includes architecture, furniture, textiles and glassware. Aalto's early career runs in ...more

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Antoine Predock is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list AIA Gold Medal Winners List
Antoine Predock Antoine Predock is an American architect based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Antoine Predock is the Principal of Antoine Predock Architect PC. The studio was established in 1967. Predock attended ...more

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Arthur Erickson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list AIA Gold Medal Winners List
Arthur Erickson Arthur Charles Erickson, CC was a Canadian architect and urban planner. He studied Asian languages at the University of British Columbia, and later earned a degree in architecture from McGill ...more

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Aston Webb is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list AIA Gold Medal Winners List
Aston Webb Sir Aston Webb, GCVO, CB, PRA, FRIBA was an English architect, active in the late 19th century and at the beginning of the 20th century. He was President of the Royal Academy from 1919 to 1924, ...more

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Auguste Perret is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list AIA Gold Medal Winners List
Auguste Perret Auguste Perret was a French architect and a world leader and specialist in reinforced concrete construction. In 2005, his post-World War II reconstruction of Le Havre was declared by UNESCO one ...more

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Benjamin C. Thompson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list AIA Gold Medal Winners List
Benjamin C. Thompson Benjamin C. Thompson, known as Ben Thompson, was an American architect.

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Bernard Maybeck is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list AIA Gold Medal Winners List
Bernard Maybeck Bernard Ralph Maybeck was an American architect in the Arts and Crafts Movement of the early 20th century. He was an instructor at University of California, Berkeley. Most of his major buildings ...more

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Bertram Goodhue is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list AIA Gold Medal Winners List
Bertram Goodhue Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue was an American architect celebrated for his work in neo-gothic design. He also designed notable typefaces, including Cheltenham and Merrymount for the Merrymount ...more

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Buckminster Fuller is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list AIA Gold Medal Winners List
Buckminster Fuller Richard Buckminster "Bucky" Fuller was an American neo-futuristic architect, systems theorist, author, designer, and inventor. Fuller published more than 30 books, coining or ...more

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César Pelli is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list AIA Gold Medal Winners List
César Pelli César Pelli is an Argentine American architect known for designing some of the world's tallest buildings and other major urban landmarks. In 1991, the American Institute of Architects ...more

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Charles Donagh Maginnis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list AIA Gold Medal Winners List
Charles Donagh Maginnis Charles Donagh Maginnis was an Irish architect. He emigrated to Boston at age 18, trained as an architect and went on to form the firm Maginnis & Walsh, designing ecclesiastical and campus ...more

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Charles Follen McKim is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list AIA Gold Medal Winners List
Charles Follen McKim Charles Follen McKim was an American Beaux-Arts architect of the late 19th century. Along with Stanford White, he provided the architectural expertise as a member of the partnership McKim, Mead ...more

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Charles Moore is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list AIA Gold Medal Winners List
Charles Moore Charles Willard Moore was an American architect, educator, writer, Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, and winner of the AIA Gold Medal in 1991.

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Clarence Stein is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list AIA Gold Medal Winners List
Clarence Stein Clarence Samuel Stein was an American urban planner, architect, and writer, a major proponent of the Garden City movement in the United States.

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E. Fay Jones is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list AIA Gold Medal Winners List
E. Fay Jones Euine Fay Jones was an American architect and designer. He was an apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright. Jones is also the only one of Wright's disciples to have received the AIA Gold Medal, the ...more

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Edward Larrabee Barnes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list AIA Gold Medal Winners List
Edward Larrabee Barnes Edward Larrabee Barnes was an American architect. Barnes was born in Chicago, Illinois into a family he described as "incense-swinging High Episcopalians", consisting of Cecil Barnes, ...more

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Edwin Lutyens is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list AIA Gold Medal Winners List
Edwin Lutyens Sir Edwin Landseer Lutyens, OM KCIE PRA FRIBA, was a British architect who is known for imaginatively adapting traditional architectural styles to the requirements of his era. He designed many ...more

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Eliel Saarinen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list AIA Gold Medal Winners List
Eliel Saarinen Gottlieb Eliel Saarinen was a Finnish architect known for his work with art deco buildings in the early years of the 20th century. He was the father of Eero Saarinen.

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Frank Gehry is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list AIA Gold Medal Winners List
Frank Gehry Frank Owen Gehry, CC is a Canadian architect born in Canada, currently a United States resident based in Los Angeles. A number of his buildings, including his private residence, have become ...more

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Frank Lloyd Wright is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list AIA Gold Medal Winners List
Frank Lloyd Wright Frank Lloyd Wright was an American architect, interior designer, writer, and educator, who designed more than 1,000 structures, 532 of which were completed. Wright believed in designing ...more

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Fumihiko Maki is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list AIA Gold Medal Winners List
Fumihiko Maki Fumihiko Maki is a Japanese architect who teaches at Keio University SFC. In 1993, he received the Pritzker Prize for his work, which often explores pioneering uses of new materials and fuses ...more

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George B. Post is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list AIA Gold Medal Winners List
George B. Post George Browne Post was an American architect trained in the Beaux-Arts tradition. Many of his most characteristic projects were for commercial buildings where new requirements pushed the ...more

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Glenn Murcutt is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list AIA Gold Medal Winners List
Glenn Murcutt Glenn Marcus Murcutt AO is a British-born Australian architect and winner of the 1992 Alvar Aalto Medal, the 2002 Pritzker Prize and the 2009 AIA Gold Medal.

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Henry Bacon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list AIA Gold Medal Winners List
Henry Bacon Henry Bacon was an American Beaux-Arts architect who is best remembered for the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., which was his final project.

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Howard Van Doren Shaw is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list AIA Gold Medal Winners List
Howard Van Doren Shaw Howard Van Doren Shaw AIA was an American architect. He became one of the best-known architects of his generation in the Chicago, Illinois area. Shaw was considered a leader in the American ...more

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I. M. Pei is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list AIA Gold Medal Winners List
I. M. Pei Ieoh Ming Pei, commonly known as I. M. Pei, is a Chinese-born American architect often called the master of modern architecture. In 1948, Pei was recruited by New York real estate magnate ...more

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Jean-Louis Pascal is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list AIA Gold Medal Winners List
Jean-Louis Pascal Jean-Louis Pascal was an academic French architect.

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John Wellborn Root is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list AIA Gold Medal Winners List
John Wellborn Root John Wellborn Root was an American architect who was based in Chicago with Daniel Burnham. He was one of the founders of the Chicago School style. One of his buildings was designated a National ...more

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Josep Lluís Sert is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list AIA Gold Medal Winners List
Josep Lluís Sert Josep Lluís Sert i López was a Catalan architect and city planner.

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Joseph Esherick is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list AIA Gold Medal Winners List
Joseph Esherick Joseph Esherick was an American architect.

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Kenzō Tange is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list AIA Gold Medal Winners List
Kenzō Tange Kenzō Tange was a Japanese architect, and winner of the 1987 Pritzker Prize for architecture. He was one of the most significant architects of the 20th century, combining traditional Japanese ...more

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Kevin Roche is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list AIA Gold Medal Winners List
Kevin Roche Eamonn Kevin Roche, FAIA is an Irish-born American Pritzker Prize-winning architect. He has been responsible for the design/master planning for over 200 built projects in both the U.S. and ...more

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Le Corbusier is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list AIA Gold Medal Winners List
Le Corbusier Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris, who was better known as Le Corbusier, was a Swiss-French architect, designer, painter, urban planner, writer, and one of the pioneers of what is now called ...more

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Louis Kahn is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list AIA Gold Medal Winners List
Louis Kahn Louis Isadore Kahn was an American architect, based in Philadelphia. After working in various capacities for several firms in Philadelphia, he founded his own atelier in 1935. While continuing ...more

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Louis Skidmore is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list AIA Gold Medal Winners List
Louis Skidmore Louis Skidmore was an American architect, co-founder of the architecture firm Skidmore, Owings and Merrill and recipient of the AIA Gold Medal.

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Louis Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list AIA Gold Medal Winners List
Louis Sullivan Louis Henry Sullivan was an American architect, and has been called the "father of skyscrapers" and "father of modernism". He is considered by many as the creator of the ...more

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Ludwig Mies van der Rohe is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list AIA Gold Medal Winners List
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was a German-American architect. He is commonly referred to and was addressed as Mies, his surname. Along with Le Corbusier, Walter Gropius and Frank Lloyd Wright, he is ...more

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Marcel Breuer is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list AIA Gold Medal Winners List
Marcel Breuer Marcel Lajos Breuer, was a Hungarian-born modernist, architect and furniture designer. One of the masters of Modernism, Breuer extended the sculptural vocabulary he had developed in the ...more

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McKim, Mead & White is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list AIA Gold Medal Winners List
McKim, Mead & White McKim, Mead & White was a prominent American architectural firm that thrived at the turn of the twentieth century. The firm's founding partners were Charles Follen McKim, William Rutherford ...more

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Michael Graves is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list AIA Gold Medal Winners List
Michael Graves Michael Graves was an American architect. Identified as one of The New York Five, as well as Memphis Group, Graves was known first for his contemporary building designs and some prominent public ...more

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Milton Bennett Medary is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list AIA Gold Medal Winners List
Milton Bennett Medary Milton Bennett Medary, Jr. was an American architect from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, practicing with the firm Zantzinger, Borie and Medary from 1910 until his death.

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Nathaniel A. Owings is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list AIA Gold Medal Winners List
Nathaniel A. Owings Nathaniel Alexander Owings was an American architect, a founding partner of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, which became one of the largest architectural firms in the United States and the world. ...more

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Patrick Abercrombie is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list AIA Gold Medal Winners List
Patrick Abercrombie Sir Leslie Patrick Abercrombie was an English town planner. Educated at Uppingham School, Rutland; brother of Lascelles Abercrombie, poet and literary critic.

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Paul Philippe Cret is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list AIA Gold Medal Winners List
Paul Philippe Cret Paul Philippe Cret was a French-born Philadelphia architect and industrial designer. For more than thirty years, he taught a design studio in the Department of Architecture at the University of ...more

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Peter Bohlin is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list AIA Gold Medal Winners List
Peter Bohlin Peter Q. Bohlin is an American architect and the winner of the 2010 Gold Medal of the American Institute of Architects. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and a founding ...more

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Philip Johnson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list AIA Gold Medal Winners List
Philip Johnson Philip Cortelyou Johnson was an influential American architect. He is especially known for his postmodern work since the 1980s. In 1930, he founded the Department of Architecture and Design at ...more

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Pier Luigi Nervi is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list AIA Gold Medal Winners List
Pier Luigi Nervi Pier Luigi Nervi was an Italian engineer. He studied at the University of Bologna and qualified in 1913. Dr. Nervi taught as a professor of engineering at Rome University from 1946-61. He is ...more

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Pietro Belluschi is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list AIA Gold Medal Winners List
Pietro Belluschi Pietro Belluschi was an Italian-born American architect, a leader of the Modern Movement in architecture, and was responsible for the design of over 1,000 buildings. Born in Italy, Belluschi's ...more

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Ragnar Östberg is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list AIA Gold Medal Winners List
Ragnar Östberg Ragnar Östberg was a Swedish architect who is most famous for designing Stockholm City Hall.

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Ralph Thomas Walker is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list AIA Gold Medal Winners List
Ralph Thomas Walker Ralph Thomas Walker, FAIA, was an American architect, president of the American Institute of Architects and partner of the firm McKenzie, Voorhees, Gmelin; and its successor firms Voorhees, ...more