Richard H. Driehaus Prize for Classical Architecture

Richard H. Driehaus Prize for Classical Architecture

The Richard H. Driehaus Prize for Classical Architecture was established in 2003 by The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation and is presented annually through the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture to honor a major contributor in the field of traditional and classical architecture.

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Driehaus Prize

The Richard H. Driehaus Prize at the University of Notre Dame is awarded to a living architect whose work embodies the principles of traditional and classical architecture and urbanism in contemporary society, and creates a positive, long-lasting cultural, environmental and artistic impact. It is presented annually by the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture. The Henry Hope Reed Award is given in conjunction with the Driehaus Prize to an individual working outside the practice of architecture who has supported the cultivation of the traditional city, its architecture and art through writing, planning or promotion.

Scope

The prize is awarded to a living architect whose work embodies the principles of classical and traditional architecture and urbanism in society, and creates a positive, long lasting impact.

A panel of distinguished jurors selects one architect who has greatly influenced the field of traditional and classical architecture to receive the Driehaus Prize at the University of Notre Dame. The jury travels together to a city of great architectural significance, exploring it together, and taking the city’s urban fabric as a backdrop for its deliberations. The jury to select the laureates in 2010 met in Washington, D.C. in November 2009. The 2010, or eighth recipient, will be announced on Thursday, January 14, 2010 by the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture.

In addition to Richard H. Driehaus, the jury of leading architects and educators includes: Adele Chatfield-Taylor (President of the American Academy in Rome), Robert Davis (Developer and Co-founder of Seaside, Florida), Paul Goldberger (Architecture Critic for The New Yorker); Léon Krier (Inaugural Driehaus Prize Recipient, Theorist and Practitioner), Michael Lykoudis (Francis and Kathleen Rooney Dean of the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture) and David M. Schwarz (Principal of David M. Schwarz Architects, Inc.).

History

In 2003, Richard H. Driehaus, the founder and chairman of Driehaus Capital Management in Chicago, established the award program through Notre Dame because of its reputation as a national leader in incorporating the ideals of traditional and classical architecture into the task of modern urban development.

In 2007, Mr. Driehaus announced that he would increase the prize monies given out annually through the Richard H. Driehaus Prize and Henry Hope Reed Award to a combined $250,000. The two prizes represent the most significant recognition for classicism in the contemporary built environment.

Laureates

Year Recipient Country
2003 Léon Krier Luxembourg
2004 Demetri Porphyrios Greece
2005 Quinlan Terry United Kingdom
2006 Allan Greenberg South Africa
2007 Jaquelin T. Robertson United States
2008 Andrés Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk United States
2009 Abdel-Wahed El-Wakil Egypt
2010 Rafael Manzano Martos Spain
2011 Robert A. M. Stern United States

The first recipient in 2003 was Léon Krier, followed by Demetri Porphyrios (2004), Quinlan Terry (2005) and Allan Greenberg (2006). The recipient for 2007 was Jaquelin T. Robertson, the recipient in 2008 was the husband-wife architect and urbanist team of Andrés Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk.

Honored during an award ceremony March 28, 2009 at the John B. Murphy Memorial Auditorium, Abdel-Wahed El-Wakil received the 2009 Driehaus Prize. One of the leading voices in contemporary Islamic architecture and a practitioner known worldwide for his use of traditional form and technique, El-Wakil has built mosques, public buildings and private residences throughout the Middle East. He received $200,000 and a bronze replica of the Choregic Monument of Lysikrates in Athens. Argentine scholar and preservationist Fabio Grementieri received the $50,000 Henry Hope Reed Award for the promotion of classical art and architecture.

The 2010 Driehaus Prize was awarded to Rafael Manzano Martos. Manzano has been one of the most outstanding experts in Islamic architecture and his contributions in the field of the architectural restoration and the construction of new buildings in historical environments have been decissive for his nomination. Some of his work include interventions and restorations in the Royal Alcazar of Seville, the Ummayad site of Medina Azahara, the Palace of Dueñas in Seville or the monastery of Sobrado dos Monxes in Galicia.

The 2011 Driehaus Prize has been awarded to Robert A. M. Stern and will be presented to him at a ceremony in Chicago on March 26, 2011.[1] As Founder and Senior Partner of Robert A. M. Stern Architects, and as Dean of the Yale School of Architecture, Stern has built a reputation as a modern traditionalist architect. In his work as an architect, as a scholar, and as a teacher, he is dedicated to reconnecting the present and future with the past, building upon what went before to extend the trajectory of architecture.

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