Thom Mayne, Architect
Citizen of the Year Award 2009
"There's no crank to crank it up and down...because there's no crank!"
Thom Mayne is the founder of Morphisis and one of the co-founders of the Southern California Institute of Architecture. Founded in 1972, Morphosis is an interdisciplinary practice involved in rigorous design and research that yields innovative, iconic buildings and urban environments. With founder Thom Mayne serving as design director, the firm today consists of a group of more than 50 professionals, who remain committed to the practice of architecture as a collaborative enterprise.