The Pritzker Architecture Prize does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The prize is awarded irrespective of nationality, race, creed, or ideology to a living architect or architects, but not to an architectural firm. It is not linked to a type of architecture or for a specific building, but rather for a body of built work. Nominations are accepted internationally from persons of diverse fields who have a knowledge of and interest in advancing great architecture.
The Executive Director actively solicits nominations from past laureates, architects, academics, critics, politicians, professionals involved in cultural endeavors, and persons of diverse fields who have an expertise and interest in the field of architecture.
Additionally, any licensed architect may submit a nomination to the Executive Director for consideration by the jury for the Pritzker Architecture Prize. Nominations are accepted through November 1 of any given year. It is sufficient to send an e-mail to the Executive Director with the nominee’s name and contact information. Nominations that do not result in the award are automatically carried over to the following year. The Jury normally undertakes deliberations early in the calendar year and the winner is announced in the spring.