Architect Joshua Prince-Ramus the first American to claim the $100,000 Marcus Prize

Architecture, Awards, National
Friday, September 25, 2015
Five Manhattan West, 450 W 33rd Street, New York. (Courtesy REX-ny)

Five Manhattan West, 450 W 33rd Street, New York. (Courtesy REX-ny)

Joshua Prince-Ramus, principal at the New York firm REX Architecture, has won the prestigious biennial Marcus Prize, claiming $100,000 in the process. He is the first American to receive the distinction.

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Sou Fujimoto Awarded the Marcus Prize by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Sou Fujimoto. (David Vintiner)

Sou Fujimoto. (David Vintiner)

This had been a big year for 42-year-old Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto. He has been the focus of a special design charrette at Rome’s Maxxi Museum and then awarded the prestigious commission for the Serpentine Pavilion in London. Now he been awarded the 2013 Marcus Prize. The prize awarded by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s School of Architecture and supported but the Marcus Corporation Foundation is meant to recognize an architect “on a trajectory to greatness.”

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