Architecture

Richard Neutra Award for Professional Excellence

Tadao Ando the recipient of the 2012 Neutra Award at Cal Poly Pomona
Tadao Ando (Neutra Medal 2012) at Cal Poly Pomona

 

The Neutra medal recognizes the contributions that Richard Neutra, an acclaimed modern architect and former Cal Poly Pomona lecturer, made to the practice of architecture in the areas of research and design as well as to reward individuals who have dedicated their careers toward researching and developing new environments in which to work, live and play.

Neutra was one of the most influential architects of the modernist era. In 1969, he served as a professor at Cal Poly Pomona during a joint appointment with the Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urban and Regional Planning departments. He passed away in 1970.

Cal Poly Pomona and the College of Environmental Design are the owners and caretakers of the Neutra VDL Studio and Residences, a Los Angeles house that Neutra built and resided in.

Receipients of the Neutra Medal

  • 2019 Alejandro Aravena
  • 2018 Frank O. Gehry
  • 2017 Guy Nordenson
  • 2016 Carme Pinós
  • 2015 Enrique Norten
  • 2014 Michael Rotondi
  • 2012 Tadao Ando
  • 2011 Thom Mayne
  • 2007 Ilze & Grant Jones
  • 2004 Sim Van der Ryn
  • 2002 Samuel Mockbee (posthumous award)
  • 2001 Kim Abeles
  • 2000 Rafael Viñoly
  • 1999 Al Gore (Vice President of the United States)
  • 1998 Glenn Murcutt
  • 1997 John T. Lyle
  • 1996 Albert Frey
  • 1995 Francis H. Dean
  • 1994 Jamie Lerner
  • 1993 Moshe Safdie
  • 1992 lan McHarg
  • 1991 Renzo Piano
  • 1990 Roberto Burle Marx
  • 1989 Herman Hertzberger
  • 1988 Kisho Kurokawa
  • 1987 Ray Kappe
  • 1986 Lawrence Halprin
  • 1985 Erich Schneider-Wessling
  • 1984 Ralph Rapson
  • 1983 Garrett Eckbo
  • 1982 Harwell Hamilton Harris
  • 1981 Raphael Soriano
  • 1980 Konrad Wachsmann