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2020 Winners of the Award for Emerging Excellence in the Classical Tradition

Gerald Bauer and Austin Tunnell are announced the joint winners of the 2020 award

Gerald Bauer and Austin Tunnell are the joint winners of the 2020 Award for Emerging Excellence in the Classical Tradition. 

The Award, which is now in its fourth year, is a collaboration between the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA), The Prince’s Foundation, and the International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture & Urbanism (INTBAU). Open to applicants around the world, the Award aims to shine a light on exceptional talent exhibited by young professionals in classical and traditional architecture, landscape and interior design, building crafts, urban design and planning, and the allied arts. This year, for the first time, the Award jury chose to present the award to two individuals in distinct categories: Architecture and Building Craft.

Gerald Bauer has received the Award in the field of Architecture. He received his Master of Architecture degree in 2014 at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, and a Master of Classical Architecture and Urbanism degree at the University of Notre Dame in 2017. Gerald has since worked for several firms in restoration and new construction, and currently is an architect at Wade Weissmann Architecture in Milwaukee, where he works on residential and hospitality design.

Austin Tunnell, who has received the Award in the field of Building Craft, is the founder of Building Culture, a design and build firm based in Oklahoma.

The winners are to be commended at a ceremony where the Arthur Ross Awards will also be presented in New York with a cash prize. 

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Due to growing concerns regarding COVID-19, the ICAA has made the decision to postpone the Arthur Ross Awards to a later date agreeable to all our winners: Monday, October 5th, 2020.

Proposed addition to the Milwaukee Art Museum Complex by Gerald Bauer
Bay detail for a proposed school of decorative arts in Chicago, by Gerald Bauer
Austin’s project Frederick Hollow – commissioned in late 2018, this solid brick lake home located in Carlton Landing, Oklahoma, sculpted from over 170,000 bricks
Austin’s project The Edison – an 1800 sq/ft limewashed brick cottage with over 60,000 brick and a mortise and tenon timber frame porch
The Franklin – a 2,100 sq/ft townhome located in The Bend, a pocket neighborhood
Moongate leading into a rear, private courtyard of The Bend where two Edisons and two Franklins share a common area out front in the form of a park, and a more private, intimate gathering space through the moongate in the back