The 2009 Pritzker Architecture Prize laureate is 66-year-old Swiss architect Peter Zumthor, best known for the Thermal Baths (1996) in Vals, Switzerland, which uses load-bearing concrete and local stone walls to create an ethereal complex of bathing pools. Zumthor has designed buildings around the world, although most of his work has been in Europe, close to his Swiss studio. He has maintained a small office (today totaling 15 staff) since 1979. Click here to read more. (Source: ARCHITECT magazine, April 13, 2009).