Pritzker Architecture Prize Goes to Two Women for the First Time

When designing a campus for a new University of Engineering and Technology in Lima, Peru, the Dublin-based architects Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara thought deeply about how to integrate the wind and the rain.

It is because of that sensitivity to the natural elements, as well as qualities like their emphasis on collaboration, that the pair was selected to receive the 2020 Pritzker Prize, making them the first two women to share the profession’s highest honor. The award was announced on Tuesday.

“Their approach to architecture is always honest, revealing an understanding of the processes of design and construction from large-scale structures to the smallest details,” the jury’s citation said. “It is often in these details, especially in buildings with modest budgets, where a big impact can be felt……continue reading full article.

“Great to see Fitzwilliam28 architects, Shelley & Yvonne, win the Pritzker. Their end-user lead approach to design with an environmental focus was an education.” Rod Nowlan of Bannon