Congratulations to Eduardo Souto de Moura on being named the 2011 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate. Widely considered to be architecture's highest honor, the award will be presented to the 58-year-old architect from Portugal on June 2. “During the past three decades, Eduardo Souto de Moura has produced a body of work that is of our time but also carries echoes of architectural traditions.” said Pritzker Prize jury chairman, The Lord Palumbo. “His buildings have a unique ability to convey
seemingly conflicting characteristics — power and modesty, bravado and subtlety, bold public authority and a sense of intimacy —at the same time.” Shown above: Braga Stadium in Portugal. Image by Luis Ferreira Alves, courtesy of Eduardo Souto de Moura.