I fell in love with Shigeru Ban when I was in architecture school, and one of my friends showed me a picture of the recycled cardboard rolls house...yes, that is what I call it [don't hate]. Since then, I have been a fan, and that next year, I traveled to Japan with my sister to see some of his work personally. It was such a moving experience, and it greatly incluenced my design style from then on.
Shigeru is well deserving of this award, and I have to say, is it's about time!
You Go Mr. Ban!
See the full video and story of how the Japanese architect and 2014 Pritzker Prize laureate discusses the award and the body of work that led up to it on: Architectural Record