2005
President’s Medal Awarded to Kenneth Frampton

2005

Kenneth Frampton receives the President’s Medal from League President Wendy Evans Joseph

“The Architectural League awards the President’s Medal to Kenneth Frampton in recognition of his enormously influential contributions to the  history and theory of architecture. Through his deep and broad  intellectual culture, and by an instinctive and continuous  questioning of the relationship of architecture and building to the  polity and to the individual—to democracy, social justice, ecological sanity, human well-
being, and aesthetic pleasure—Kenneth Frampton has helped shape the critical consciousness of successive generations of architects from the early 1960s to the present.  His writing and teaching demonstrate the power of the constructive tension between profound knowledge of and respect for the internal history of architecture and passionate concern for architecture’s place in the larger world.” Citation