SANAA has deserved this prize for the past 6 years. The thing I find most inspiring about Sejima’s work is that she is humble… she doesn’t fit the profile of the megalomaniac architect. She shares the credit with a partner. She hates public speaking, she demures at each accolade. (And even Jacques Herzog can’t talk about her without glowing.)

SANAA has deserved this prize for the past 6 years. The thing I find most inspiring about Sejima’s work is that she is humble… she doesn’t fit the profile of the megalomaniac architect. She shares the credit with a partner. She hates public speaking, she demures at each accolade. (And even Jacques Herzog can’t talk about her without glowing.)

Congratulations, SANAA!  (Especially you, Kazuyo Sejima.)

Congratulations, SANAA!  (Especially you, Kazuyo Sejima.)