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This year's Jencks Award winner Eric Owen Moss has, over 30 years, evolved a unique local grammar of architecture in Culver City, Los Angeles. Here he has created a modern vernacular that is at once creative, critical and evocative – showing a commitment to place and character that is rare if not unique.

The annual Jencks Award is given to an individual or practice that has made a major contribution to both the theory and the practice of architecture.

The lecture is chaired by Charles Jencks, designer, author and broadcaster. 

Moss will join the ranks of former recipients Zaha Hadid, Steven Holl, Charles Correa and Cecil Balmond.

The RIBA noted that Moss’ work has ‘helped shape the discourse of architectural internationally’.

Moss’s practice, Eric Owen Moss Architects (EOMA), has worked in global locations, including Russia and Austria, but the majority of its portfolio is in California, including the Samitaur Tower in Culver City (pictured).

Jencks Award 2011 - Eric Owen Moss

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