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The Award for Emerging Excellence in the Classical Tradition

INTBAU and partners launch new award for emerging excellence in the classical tradition

INTBAU, the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA) and the The Prince’s Foundation for Building Community, are delighted to launch The Award for Emerging Excellence in the Classical Tradition.

This brand new Award recognises exceptional talent exhibited by one young professional in classical and traditional architecture, landscape and interior design, building crafts, urban design and planning, and the allied arts.

The relevance and importance of skills in these subject areas grows each year, as the rise of homogeneous globalisation and standardisation threatens our individual cultures of building and craft. The Award aims to shine a light on exceptional talent and reward young people in the industry. The Award is open to applicants from across the world. 

The judges are looking for individuals who have demonstrated skillful articulation of the classical language or ideal in a way that has inspired their field and infused fresh insight into enduring models of success. The judges are also looking for individuals who have shown a willingness to work collaboratively within and outside of their industry, showing leadership and professionalism and a holistic way of working, as well as displaying exceptional talent in design and craft. Fields for consideration are: Classical and Traditional Architecture, Landscape and Interior Design, Building Crafts, Urban Design and Planning and the Allied Arts.

• Application form Download Here
• Personal statement (maximum 200 words)
• Portfolio: PDF of a maximum of five 11 × 17 sheets (must describe your role and others’ roles, if applicable)
• CV (maximum 2 pages)
• Letter of Recommendation from an academic or professional contact describing the personal and leadership characteristics that make the entrant deserving of the Award for Emerging Excellence in the Classical Tradition

Email your application packet to Electronic submissions only. The submission deadline is 5pm EST, 31st March 2017. Incomplete, hard copy or late submittals will not be considered.

Architects, design professionals, urban planners, building craftspeople and interested people from all over the world can participate in this award. All entrants must have been 35 years old or younger on the 31st December 2016. Alumni from the PFBC, INTBAU, and ICAA are encouraged to apply.

In addition to the merits of the personal statement and personal credentials, the jury will look for exceptional skill in the applicant’s chosen field, as demonstrated in their portfolio. Theoretical and practical merit will therefore determine the selected entrant.

The Award for Emerging Excellence in the Classical Tradition will be bestowed on 30th April at the ICAA’s headquarters in New York City. To match the level of prestige of the Award, the ICAA will cover the cost of travel and accommodation for the winner. Additionally, the Award winner will be invited to attend the ICAA’s Arthur Ross Awards – which annually recognise and celebrate excellence in the classical tradition – on Monday 1 May and will be acknowledged before the audience.

Find out more about Award on the ICAA website.