1950 Sir Patrick Abercrombie (U.K.)

1951 Bernard Ralph Maybeck (U.S.)

1952 Auguste Perret (France)

1953 William Adams Delano (U.S.)

1954 Gordon Bunshaft* (U.S)

1955 William Marinus Dudok (The Netherlands)

1956 Clarence S. Stein (U.S.)

1957 Ralph Walker (U.S.)

1957 Louis Skidmore (U.S.)

1958 John Wellborn Root II (U.S.)

1959 Walter Adolph Gropius (Germany)

1960 Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (Germany)

1961 Le Corbusier (Charles Édouard Jeanneret) (Switzerland)

1962 Eero Saarinen/posthumous (U.S.)

1963 Alvar Aalto (Finland)

1964 Pier Luigi Nervi (Italy)

1965 Luis Barragon* (Mexico)

1966 Kenzo Tange (Japan)

1967 Wallace Kirkman Harrison (U.S.)

1968 Marcel Lajos Breuer (Germany)

1969 William Wilson Wurster (U.S.)

1970 Richard Buckminster Fuller (U.S.)

1971 Louis I. Kahn (U.S.)

1972 Pietro Belluschi (U.S.)

**1973 Jorn Utzon* (Denmark)

1974 Ralph Rapson* (U.S.

1975 Charles Correa* (India)

1976 Robert Venturi* (U.S)**

1977 Richard Joseph Neutra/posthumous (Germany)

1978 Philip Cortelyou Johnson (U.S.)

1979 Ieoh Ming Pei (U.S.)

1980 Moshe Safdie* (Canada)

1981 Joseph Lluis Sert (Spain)

1982 Romaldo Giurgola (U.S.)

1983 Nathaniel Alexander Owings (U.S.)

1984 Sir Richard Rogers(U.K.) and James I. Freed (U.S) (tie)

1985 William Wayne Caudill/posthumous (U.S.)

1986 Arthur Charles Erickson (Canada)

**1987 Gae Aulente* (Italy)

1988 Renzo Piano* (France) and Sverre Fehn* (Norway) (tie)**

1989 Joseph Esherick (U.S.)

1990 E. Fay Jones (U.S.)

1991 Charles W. Moore (U.S.)

1992 Benjamin Thompson (U.S.)

1993 Thomas Jefferson/posthumous (U.S.)

1993 Kevin Roche (U.S.)

1994 Sir Norman Foster (U.K.)

1995 Cesar Pelli (U.S.)

1996 Samuel Mockbee* (U.S)

1997 Richard Meier (U.S.)

1998 Phyllis Lambert* (Canada) and Stephen Holl* (U.S.) (tie)

1999 Frank Gehry (U.S.)

2000 Ricardo Legorreta (Mexico)

2001 Michael Graves (U.S.)

2002 Tadao Ando (Japan)

**2003 Santiago Calatrava* (Spain and Switzerland)

*What might have been. AIA Gold Medal Missed Opportunities**