courtesy VSF

courtesy VSF

This breaking news story that will be updated with additional information.

This year’s Pritzker Architecture Prize, the most prestigious international honor for architects, has been awarded to Indian architect Balkrishna Doshi, Hon. FAIA, prize officials announced today.

“By granting him the award this year,” the jury citation notes, “the Pritzker Prize jury recognizes his exceptional architecture as reflected in over a hundred buildings he has realized, his commitment and his dedication to his country and the communities he has served, his influence as a teacher, and the outstanding example he has set for professionals and students around the world throughout his long career.”

Doshi is the first Indian architect to receive the Pritzker Prize. In a press release, Doshi described the recognition as a “deeply touching and rewarding recognition of my work.”