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Thom Mayne Wins 2013 AIA Gold Medal

Laureate of the 2013 AIA Gold Medal: Thom Mayne (Photo: Reiner Zettl) Diamond Ranch High School (1999) in Pomona, CA, a school that places students in the middle of a dramatically pitched canyon of concrete and corrugated metal. (Image: Wikipedia) The California Department of Transportation District 7 Headquarters (2004) in Los Angeles, CA, whose materiality and structural elements allude to the freeway, while its kinetic architecture and facade refers to the automobile. (Image: Wikipedia) The University of Cincinnati Student Recreation Center (2006) which knits together a disparate campus through expansive curvilinear forms. (Image: Wikipedia) The San Francisco Federal Building (2006), a slender, 18-story tower with a dual facade of glass and a folded and perforated metal skin that is graceful, yet powerful. The building is the first office tower in the U.S. to forgo air-conditioning in favor of natural ventilation. (Image: Wikipedia) 41 Cooper Square (2009) in New York City, a Cooper Union art, architecture, and engineering classroom and laboratory building that inspires interdisciplinary collaboration with a central vertical piazza. (Image: Wikipedia)

The California Department of Transportation District 7 Headquarters (2004) in Los Angeles, CA, whose materiality and structural elements allude to the freeway, while its kinetic architecture and facade refers to the automobile. (Image: Wikipedia)
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The California Department of Transportation District 7 Headquarters (2004) in Los Angeles, CA, whose materiality and structural elements allude to the freeway, while its kinetic architecture and facade refers to the automobile. (Image: Wikipedia)



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