Christopher Alexander Wins Vincent Scully Prize.

The National Building Museum announced that Christopher Alexander, an architect and longtime professor at the University of California, Berkeley, has won the 11th Vincent Scully Prize. Metropolis Magazine has most of the NBM’s announcement.

Always a provocateur, Christopher Alexander, born in Vienna in 1936, reasoned that users know more about what they need in a building, than any architect could know. Alexander produced and validated (in collaboration with Sarah Ishikawa and Murray Silverstein) a “pattern language” designed to empower any human being to design and build at any scale.