The jury recognized Treese and therefore the work of his Berlin-based firm Sebastian Treese Architekten for representing a “new generation of European architects with the intellectual grounding and commitment to carefully re-examine the character of building within the times .”
“The firm is reinterpreting the teachings of the past to supply a replacement traditional architecture and urbanism that embodies the culture, climate, and physical order of existing places and represents the values related to open and just societies,” reads the jury citation.
Treese are going to be honored with the $200,000 prize during a virtual ceremony on March 26.
In conjunction with the Driehaus Prize, the University of Notre Dame also announced that John Reps, a historian of urban planning, are going to be posthumously honored with the $50,000 Henry Hope Reed Award. the popularity is given annually to a private “working outside the practice of architecture who has supported the cultivation of the normal city, its architecture, and art.”