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2024 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate Lecture

May 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


The Pritzker Architecture Prize and the Illinois Institute of Technology’s College of Architecture present “Community: The Architect as Catalyst for Change,” the 2024 Laureate Lecture and Panel Discussion, in partnership with the Chicago Architecture Center, taking place at the university’s historic S.R. Crown Hall

Riken Yamamoto, 2024 Laureate of the Pritzker Prize, will uncover his personal journey in the discovery of communities throughout the world, inspiring his socially-driven architecture that blurs the boundaries between public and private dimensions.

“Whether he designs private houses or public infrastructure, schools or fire stations, city halls or museums, the common and convivial dimension is always present. His constant, careful and substantial attention to community has generated public interworking space systems that incentivize people to convene in different ways,” states the 2024 Jury Citation, in part.

Following the lecture, Yamamoto will be joined by recent Laureates, David Chipperfield (2023), Francis Kéré (2022) and Anne Lacaton (2021), who will engage in a personal conversation about their very different paths of life. Sharing a deep commitment to the value of the social system, they will discuss the responsibility of the architect as a catalyst for change and debate respective challenges of creating and bridging communities as they shape new approaches to the design of the built environment.

Learn more about Riken Yamamoto and the Pritzker Prize here.

The event is free and open to the public but capacity will be limited and registration is required. Seating is first come, first served, and once the venue is full, attendees will be seated downstairs to view a live stream of the event.


May 16
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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S. R. Crown Hall (IIT College of Architecture)
3360 S State St
Chicago, 60616
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