Architects Billie Tsien and Tod Williams (above, left) — who appear in our third episode, Art Spaces — will receive the National Endowment for the Arts’ 2013 National Medal of Arts, reports World Architects:
… Billie Tsien and Tod Williams are recipients of 2013 medals “for their contributions to architecture and arts education.” The official announcement continues: “Whether public or private, their deliberate and inspired designs have a profound effect on the lives of those who interact with them, and their teaching and spirit of service have inspired young people to pursue their passions.”
He is the first architect to receive a National Humanities Medal since its 1997 inauguration. Per the official announcement, Jones is being given the award “for honoring the natural world and indigenous traditions in architecture. A force behind diverse and cherished institutions, Mr. Jones has fostered awareness through design and created spaces worthy of the cultures they reflect, the communities they serve, and the environments they inhabit.”
Learn more at World Architects.