By David Brussat
The Institute of Classical Architecture & Classical America has announced the winners of the 30th annual Arthur Ross Awards. Winners in five categories and a board honoree will be celebrated at the University Club, in New York City, on Monday, May 2.
The winners were selected by a jury of eight judges in January. Now the ICA & CA has sent the official announcement of the new Ross laureates, whose identities may be discovered here.
The award program was created by the late Arthur Ross, a distinguished philanthropist and patron of classical architecture, and Henry Hope Reed, the founder of Classical America and a celebrated classical scholar whose love for classical architecture is matched only by his disdain for its bete noir, modern architecture.
Mindful of that, ICA & CA President Paul Gunther made a most penetrating remark in regard to this year’s extraordinary winners: ” The range this year says it all in terms of the Arthur Ross Awards’ unique place in contemporary accolades. We fill voids so vast that they’re hidden in plain sight until we stop to pay attention.”
A large contingent from the New England chapter, which has of course inaugurated its own Charles Bulfinch Award Program last year, would be a most fitting addition to the evening’s festivities on May 2. A link for acquiring tickets to the ceremony is here.