The second annual Bulfinch Awards will be celebrated and dispensed in just over three weeks. The ceremony at the Massachusetts State House, designed in the 1790s by Charles Bulfinch, will be an important step toward institutionalizing a new custom in the world of architecture. The five winners, whose submissions are introduced below, carry classical work to the next level in the practice of New England traditional design.
The keynote speaker this year will be U.S. District Judge Douglas Woodlock, known for his assistance in developing design guidelines for the U.S. court system. As it happens, courthouse design represents among the more promising avenues for classicists, compared, say, to museums or college academic buildings. The law is a more fruitful environment for the application of principle, or so one might imagine. It will be interesting to hear what Judge Woodlock has to say.
Reservations for the evening’s festivities may be made here. Reserve now and save $25, as the cost of $75 for ICAA members, members of the Boston Society of Architects, and employees of professional ICAA member firms rises on Nov. 14 to $100, the outlay for the general public.
And here are this year’s Bulfinch Award winners:
Civic: Restoration of Waterbury City Hall
by DeCarol & Doll, Inc.of Meriden, Conn.
by Dell Mitchell Architects of Boston, Mass.
by Jan Gleysteen Architects, Inc. of Wellesley, Mass.
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Landscape: Georgian Country Estate
by Gregory Lombardi Design of Cambridge, Mass.
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Interiors: Chestnut Hill Residence
by Carter & Company Interior Design of Boston, Mass.
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