NOTRE DAME, Ind., Nov. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Philanthropist Richard H.
Driehaus today announced that he will increase the unrestricted prize
monies given out annually through the Richard H. Driehaus Prize and Henry
Hope Reed Award to a combined $250,000. The two prizes, which are
administered through the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture,
represent the most significant recognition for classicism in the
contemporary built environment.
The Driehaus Prize is awarded annually to an outstanding architect
whose work applies the principles of classicism, including sensitivity to
the historic continuum, the fostering of community, and impact to the built
and natural environment in contemporary contexts. Previously a $100,000
unrestricted cash prize, the annual Driehaus Prize will now be $200,000.
The Henry Hope Reed Award is given to an influential supporter of the
classical architecture movement who is not an architect by trade.
Previously a $25,000 unrestricted cash prize, the annual award will now be
Richard Driehaus, Founder and Chairman of Driehaus Capital Management,
commented: "The Driehaus Prize was started to celebrate classicism in
today's world, and to recognize contemporary architects whose work is a
gracious embodiment of those values. Beauty, harmony and context are
hallmarks of classical architecture, thus fostering communities, enhancing
the quality of our shared environment and developing sustainable solutions
through traditional materials. Within the bodies of work of the Driehaus
Prize winners, these ideas form an even larger and more important truth
about the human experience - that the growth of a culture or community does
not need to happen at the expense of its history and established value. I
am pleased to support these ideas through the Driehaus Prize and the Henry
Hope Reed Award."
Michael Lykoudis, Dean of the University of Notre Dame School of
Architecture, said: "Over the past five years, we've established the
Driehaus Prize as the preeminent prize for classical architecture. The
principles of classicism are polyvalent and universal, and have informed
all great architectural contributions regardless of epoch. Transcending
cultures and borders, they are a part of our collective history and we
should continue to encourage the integration of classical structures into
our built environment today. The University of Notre Dame School of
Architecture is proud to be associated with this important prize."
The Driehaus Prize jury met last week in Prague, Czech Republic to
select the 2008 winners and a formal announcement will be issued in late
The jury was comprised of Richard H. Driehaus (Founder and Chairman of
Driehaus Capital Management), Michael Lykoudis (Dean of the University of
Notre Dame School of Architecture), Elizabeth Dowling (Professor at Georgia
Institute of Technology College of Architecture), Paul Goldberger
(Architecture Critic for "The New Yorker") David M. Schwarz (Principal of
David M. Schwarz / Architectural Services, Inc), and Adele Chatfield-Taylor
(President of the American Academy in Rome). Selecting a different exemplar
city every year in which to convene, next year's jury is scheduled to meet
in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
About The Richard H. Driehaus Prize
Established in 2003, the Richard H. Driehaus Prize honors, promotes and
encourages architectural excellence that applies the principles of
traditional, classical and sustainable architecture and urbanism in
contemporary society and environments. It is presented annually by the
University of Notre Dame School of Architecture to an outstanding architect
in recognition of their work. In conjunction with the Driehaus Prize, the
annual Henry Hope Reed Award is given to recognize the contributions of
supporters of classical architecture operating beyond the drafting tables
and outside the practice of architecture. Past Driehaus Prize Recipients
include: Jaquelin T. Robertson (2007), Allan Greenberg (2006), Quinlan
Terry (2005), Demetri Porphyrios (2004) and Leon Krier (2003). Henry Hope
Reed Recipients include: Edward Perry Bass (2007), David Morton (2006), and
Henry Hope Reed (2005).
SOURCE University of Notre Dame School of Architecture