Interview with Wang Shu

2012 Pritzker Prize winner talks with WUSTL faculty Robert McCarter and Seng Kuan

On Feb. 27, 2012, just two days before lecturing at Washington University’s Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, Wang Shu became the first Chinese citizen to win the Pritzker Architecture Prize, generally considered the profession’s highest honor.

Here he discusses his work with architectural historians Robert McCarter, the Sam Fox School’s Ruth and Norman Moore Professor of Architecture, and Seng Kuan, assistant professor of architecture. The talk takes place in the university’s Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, designed by Fumihiko Maki, Wang’s fellow Pritzker laureate.