AIA Gold Medal

The Gold Medal is the American Institute of Architects’ highest award. Eligibility is open to architects and non-architects, living or dead, whose contribution to the field of architecture has made a lasting impact. The AIA’s board of directors grants at least one gold medal each year, occasionally granting none.

Year Architect
1907 Sir Aston Webb (UK)
1909 Charles F. McKim
1911 George B. Post
1914 Jean Louis Pascal (France)
1922 Victor Laloux (France)
1923 Henry Bacon
1925 Sir Edwin Lutyens (UK)
1925 Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue
1927 Howard Van Doren Shaw
1929 Milton B. Medary
1933 Ragnar Östberg (Sweden)
1938 Paul Philippe Cret (France/US)
1944 Louis Sullivan
1947 Eliel Saarinen (Finland/US)
1948 Charles D. Maginnis
1949 Frank Lloyd Wright
1950 Sir Patrick Abercrombie (UK)
1951 Bernard Maybeck
1952 Auguste Perret (France)
1953 William Adams Delano
1955 Willem Marinus Dudok (Netherlands)
1956 Clarence S. Stein
1957 Ralph Thomas Walker
1957 Louis Skidmore
1958 John Wellborn Root II
1959 Walter Gropius (Germany/US)
1960 Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (Germany/US)
1961 Le Corbusier (Charles Édouard Jeanneret) (Switzerland/France)
1962 Eero Saarinen*
1963 Alvar Aalto (Finland)
1964 Pier Luigi Nervi (Italy)
1966 Kenzo Tange (Japan)
1967 Wallace K. Harrison
1968 Marcel Breuer
1969 William Wurster
1970 R. Buckminster Fuller
1971 Louis I. Kahn
1972 Pietro Belluschi
1977 Richard Neutra* (Germany/US)
1978 Philip Johnson
1979 I.M. Pei
1981 José Luis Sert (Spain)
1982 Romaldo Giurgola
1983 Nathaniel Owings
1985 William Wayne Caudill*
1986 Arthur C. Erickson (Canada)
1989 Joseph Esherick
1990 E. Fay Jones
1991 Charles Moore
1992 Benjamin Thompson
1993 Thomas Jefferson*
1993 Kevin Roche
1994 Sir Norman Foster (UK)
1995 Cesar Pelli
1997 Richard Meier
1999 Frank Gehry
2000 Ricardo Legorreta (Mexico)
2001 Michael Graves
2002 Tadao Ando (Japan)
2004 Samuel Mockbee*
2005 Santiago Calatrava (Spain)
2006 Antoine Predock
2007 Edward Larrabee Barnes*
2008 Renzo Piano (Italy)
2009 Glenn Murcutt (Australia)
2010 Peter Bohlin
2011 Fumihiko Maki
2012 Steven Holl
2013 Thom Mayne
2014 Julia Morgan

* Honored posthumously

Source: American Institute of Architects