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Peter Zumthor, Swiss architect. Recipient Heinrich Tennenow medal, 1989, Erich Schelling Prize, 1996, Calberg Architecture Prize, 1998, Mies van der Rohe award for European Architecture, Barcelona, 1999, Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize in Architecture, American Academy of Arts and Letters, 2008, Praemium Imperiale prize for architecture, Japan Art Association, 2008, Pritzker Architecture prize, The Hyatt Foundation, 2009.


Zumthor, Peter was born on April 26, 1943 in Basel, Switzerland.


Apprentice as cabinetmaker, 1958. Graduate, School Applied Arts, Basel, 1963. Attended, Pratt Institute, New York City, 1966.


Architect Department for Preservation of Monuments, Canton of Graubünden, Switzerland, 1968. Lecturer University Zurich, Switzerland, 1978. Private practice Graubünden, since 1979.

Professor Academy Architecture, University Italian Switzerland Medrisio, 1996. Visiting professor Southern California Institute Architecture, Santa Monica, 1988, Technology University, Munich Workshop, 1989. Kenzo Tange visiting professor Graduate School Design, Harvard University, 1999.


Member of Royal Institute British Architects (honorary), Association German Architects (honorary), Academy Arts, Berlin (honorary).