13. Alvaro Siza
A native of Portugal who was born in Porto in 1933, Alvaro Siza is an internationally-renowned Portuguese architect, designer, and educator (known as Siza Vieira in his native country). He won the prestigious Pritzker Prize in 1992 for the renovation project which he helped to coordinate in Chiado, Lisbon. This traditionally commercial sector had been burnt to the ground in August 1998 and Siza had the opportunity to rebuild the historic center of the city. The majority of Siza’s works are to be found in his native home of Porto, and he is one of the founders of the Porto School. These include the Faculty of Architecture, the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Boa Nova Tea House. Siza also authored the world-renowned Ibere Camargo Foundation Museum in the Brazilian city of Porto Allegre.