awards: 1992 Pritzker Prize, 2009 Royal Gold Medal, Pritzker Prize, Royal Gold Medal
Álvaro Joaquim de Melo Siza Vieira, (born 25 June 1933 in Porto-Matosinhos), who signs as Álvaro Siza Vieira , and is sometimes known as Álvaro Siza, is a contemporary Portuguese architect.
In 1992, he was awarded with the Pritzker Prize for renovation project that he coordinated in the Chiado area of Lisbon, a historic commercial sector that was all but completely destroyed by fire in August 1988.
Other prizes include:
- The Golden Medal of The Superior Counsil of Arquitecture of the College of Architects of Madrid in 1988
- Mies van der Rohe Award for European Architecture 1988
- the Alvar Aalto Medal in 1988
- the Prince of Wales Prize from Harvard University in 1998
- Portugal’s National Prize of Architecture 1993
- the Wolf Prize in Arts in 2001
- the Urbanism Special Grand Prize of France 2005