Pritzker Prize Winner Wang Shu lectures at UCLA Tonight


Advisory for Monday, February 27 
Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate Wang Shu to speak at UCLA Architecture and Urban Design tonight

Los Angeles, CA—Wang Shu, who was announced today as recipient of the 2012 Pritzker Architecture Prize, will speak about his work at UCLA’s Perloff Hall in Decafe (room 1302) from 6:30-8 p.m. tonight. 
The purpose of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, which was founded in 1979 by the late Jay A. Pritzker and his wife, Cindy, is to honor annually a living architect whose built work demonstrates talent, vision and commitment, producing consistent and significant contributions to humanity and the built environment through the art of architecture. The laureates receive a $100,000 grant and a bronze medallion.
Wang Shu lives in Hangzhou, China where he established the Amateur Architecture Studio with his wife Lu WenYu in 1997. Since 2000 Wang Shu has been head of the Architecture Department of the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou. He was awarded the Schelling Architecture Prize in 2010 and L'Académie d'Architecture de France in 2011.
The lecture is free. No reservations are needed. Seats are on a first come first serve basis.
Media should R.S.V.P. to Caroline.Blackburn@aud.ucla.edu to attend the lecture this evening or call (310) 267-4704.  For details about the award, please contact Keith Walker at khw@jenswalk.com or 310-278-7372.
Public parking for the event and exhibition is available for $11 in Lot 3 on the UCLA campus. Vehicles should enter the campus at the Westholme Drive entrance off of Hilgard Avenue.