The architectural firm, which was founded in 1972 by Design Director Thom Mayne
and today is based out of Los Angeles and New York, is renowned for their design of buildings and masterplans that prioritize social interaction and sustainability.
and George Wagner, Thom Mayne
, Sixth Street Residence (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Graduate School of Design, 1989), 50.
The designs by Zaha Hadid, who is London-based and one of the darlings of the industry, and by Thom Mayne
of Morphosis in Los Angeles, Calif.
The $185 million Victory Park museum, designed by 2005 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate Thom Mayne
and his firm Morphosis Architects, opened to the public December 1, 2012.
Other renowned architects, including the Pritzker Prize winners Frank Gehry and Thom Mayne
, have also been recognized as USC Distinguished Alumni, but McLeod is the first woman to receive this honor.
Commenting on the competition announcement, Thom Mayne
, Pritzker-prize winning architect and founder of Morphosis said, "We are thrilled about the jury's decision and look forward to working with a visionary client to create a unique design that resonates with this incredible destination in the Alps.
Wallpaper* had the following to say on the Design Awards: “This year, our panel of super-savvy international judges included Victoria Beckham, Spike Jonze, Thaddeus Ropac, Michael Chow, Ron Gilad and Thom Mayne
who were responsible for selecting the 11 major award winners.
The first, 150,000 s/f academic building will be designed by Thom Mayne
Morse Federal Courthouse, designed by "starchitect" Thom Mayne
, stood alongside an affordable housing project.
Such is the institutional ethos of the university today as opposed to the 1960s that it seems determined to avoid anything as programmatically incendiary as Cooper Union's new Student Center, designed by Thom Mayne
As architect and founding principal of Morphosis, Thom Mayne
observes here of Fuller's multidimensional methodology, by which the visionary architect transposed the logic of car making to the mass production of housing at the same time that he sought to address the need for alternative energy: "He didn't think that our world could be approached in terms of singular, monolithic ideas, but only by integrating vastly different systems of knowledge.
It is hard to imagine an American commercial developer giving such a free hand to Rem Koolhaas, Zaha Hadid or Thom Mayne
, for example, at this stage in their respective careers.