AIA Gold Medal

The AIA Gold Medal is awarded by the American Institute of Architects conferred “by the national AIA Board of Directors in recognition of a significant body of work of lasting influence on the theory and practice of architecture.”

It is the Institute’s highest award. Since 1947, the medal has been awarded more or less annually.

List of AIA Gold Medal winners
2018: James Stewart Polshek
2017: Paul Revere Williams
2016: Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown
2015: Moshe Safdie
2014: Julia Morgan
2013: Thom Mayne
2012: Steven Holl
2011: Fumihiko Maki
2010: Peter Bohlin
2009: Glenn Murcutt
2008: Renzo Piano
2007: Edward Larrabee Barnes
2006: Antoine Predock
2005: Santiago Calatrava
2004: Samuel Mockbee
2003: (no award)
2002: Tadao Ando
2001: Michael Graves
2000: Ricardo Legorreta
1999: Frank Gehry
1998: (no award)
1997: Richard Meier
1996: (no award)
1995: César Pelli
1994: Sir Norman Foster
1993: Thomas Jefferson
1993: Kevin Roche
1992: Benjamin C. Thompson
1991: Charles Willard Moore
1990: E. Fay Jones
1989: Joseph Esherick
1988: (no award)
1987: (no award)
1986: Arthur Charles Erickson
1985: William Wayne Caudill
1984: (no award)
1983: Nathaniel Alexander Owings (U.S.)
1982: Romaldo Giurgola (Italy-U.S.)
1981: Josep Lluís Sert (Spain)
1980: (no award)
1979: Ieoh Ming Pei
1978: Philip Cortelyou Johnson (U.S.)
1977: Richard Joseph Neutra
1976: (no award)
1975: (no award)
1974: (no award)
1973: (no award)
1972: Pietro Belluschi (Italy-U.S.)
1971: Louis I. Kahn
1970: Richard Buckminster Fuller (U.S.)
1969: William Wilson Wurster (U.S.)
1968: Marcel Lajos Breuer (Hungary)
1967: Wallace Kirkman Harrison (U.S.)
1966: Kenzo Tange
1965: (no award)
1964: Pier Luigi Nervi
1964: Balthazar Korab (Hungary)
1963: Alvar Aalto
1962: Eero Saarinen
1961: Le Corbusier
1960: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
1959: Walter Adolph Gropius
1958: John Wellborn Root (Posthumous) (U.S.)
1957: Ralph Walker (U.S.) (Awarded as the Centennial Medal of Honor)
1957: Louis Skidmore (U.S.)
1956: Clarence S. Stein (U.S.)
1955: William Marinus Dudok (The Netherlands)
1954: (no award)
1953: William Adams Delano (U.S.)
1952: Auguste Perret (France)
1951: Bernard Ralph Maybeck (U.S.)
1950: Sir Patrick Abercrombie (UK)
1949: Frank Lloyd Wright (U.S.)
1948: Charles Donagh Maginnis
1947: Eliel Saarinen (Finland-U.S.)
1944: Louis Henri Sullivan (posthumous) (U.S.)
1938: Paul Philippe Cret (France-U.S.)
1933: Ragnar Östberg (Sweden)
1929: Milton Bennett Medary (U.S.)
1927: Howard Van Doren Shaw (U.S.)
1925: Sir Edwin Landseer Lutyens (U.K.)
1925: Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue (U.S.)
1923: Henry Bacon (U.S.)
1922: Victor Laloux (France)
1920: Egerton Swartwout (U.S.)
1914: Jean-Louis Pascal (France)
1911: George Browne Post (U.S.)
1909: Charles Follen McKim (posthumous) (U.S.)
1907: Sir Aston Webb (U.K.) (first man to receive the honor)