Wang Shu, 49, deftly melds tradition and modernity, often by reusing bricks and tiles from demolished buildings in such bold new designs as a history museum in the Chinese city of Ningbo.
Wang calls his office the "Amateur Architecture Studio," yet that name is far too modest, the jury that selected him said in its citation.
His work "is that of a virtuoso in full command of the instruments of architecture — form, scale, material, space and light," said the jury... — chicagotribune.com
Note: as the.rkitekt points out below in the comments, "Wang is NOT the first Chinese architect to win the Pritzker as so many writers are mentioning. I.M. Pei won in the 80's and while living predominantely in the US, he was born in Guangzhou, China. Wang is the first China based Chinese architect to win the prize."