2017 BULFINCH AWARDS

Submission Requirements and Information

The New England Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art is pleased to announce its Seventh Bulfinch Awards. Named for Boston architect Charles Bulfinch (1763-1844), America’s first native-born architect and the designer of the Massachusetts State House, the awards recognize the best work of individuals and firms to preserve and advance the classical tradition in New England.


CATEGORIES

Residential (New Construction) over 5,000 SF
Residential (New Construction) under 5,000 SF
Residential (Restoration, Renovation, or Addition)
Townhouses & Apartments
Commercial
Institutional
Civic
Ecclesiastic
Interior Design
Landscape Architecture
Craftsmanship/Artisanship
Historic Preservation
Sketch
Student Portfolio
Patron


ELIGIBILITY

Submitted projects must be in the six New England states, with the exception of Fairfield County, Connecticut, and must have been completed in the past tenyears (since July 2006). There is no limit as to where the applicants or firms are located. 

Entrants for the student portfolio category must be currently enrolled or recent graduates (not more than two years) of an undergraduate, masters, or certificate program located in the United States.  

By submitting these materials you acknowledge that you are fully authorized to submit this entry either as your own project or on behalf of the designer(s) and that you have the right to utilize all the photographs, drawings, and printed materials included in the submission.

All entry materials become the property of the Bulfinch Awards and shall not be returned. By entering, the entrant agrees that entry materials may be used at the discretion of the Bulfinch Awards and the ICAA for awards presentations and marketing related to the Bulfinch Awards.


JURY

Our esteemed jury for this year’s award program are:

Barbara Eberlein, ASID -    President and creative director of Eberlein Design Consultants Ltd in Philadelphia, Barbara is a professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and certified by the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ). Her work has been published in Architectural Digest and Period Homes. She has written the foreward to the new edition of Michael Kathrens’ book on the Philadelphia architect Horace Trumbauer, and has written the introduction for a private collection recently highlighted at Christie’s New York. Barbara has an ongoing commitment to enriching the education of future design professionals. Currently, she is president emeritus of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA) Philadelphia Chapter, as well as the coordinating President of all chapters nationwide.

Duncan McRoberts - Founder and principal of Duncan McRoberts Associates in Seattle, a nationally recognized Pacific Northwest design firm specializing in bespoke traditional and classical architecture. Duncan is well known within the architecture establishment of His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales, and holds M.Arch and B.Arch degrees from the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture. He is an alumnus of The Prince’s Foundation, a founding board member of INTBAU-USA, founder and president of the Northwest Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA-NW), and a nationally inducted member of the New Urban Guild. Mr. McRoberts began practice in London, England, in the office of renowned classical architect, theorist and 2004 Richard H. Driehaus Prize for Classical Architecture laureate, Dr. Demetri Porphyrios. 

Richard Sammons - Principal of Fairfax and Sammons in New York and Palm Beach, Richard has a rich background in traditional period design and is an internationally recognized expert in the field of architectural proportion, having taught at The Prince of Wales’ Institute of Architecture in London, Pratt Institute in New York and the University of Notre Dame in Rome. His contributions include the foreword of the book The Theory of Mouldings by C. Howard Walker, and collaboration on the recently published book, Get Your House Right by Marianne Cusato. Mr. Sammons began his career in Venice, Italy, with Antonio Foscari and then with David Anthony Easton in New York. He is a founding director of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Classical America. 

 

 


AWARDS CEREMONY/GALA

The winners of the Bulfinch Awards will be recognized at a ceremonial reception and dinner gala in the Harvard Hall at the Harvard Club of Boston, designed by Parker, Thomas & Rice, at 374 Commonwealth Avenue, in Boston, Saturday evening, April 29, 2017


KEYNOTE LECTURE

This year’s Keynote Lecture will be delivered April 29, 2017, at 1:00 pm at the Algonquin Club in Boston, by Duncan G. Stroik, a 2016 ICAA Ross Award winner, a practicing architect, an author, and Professor of Architecture at the University of Notre Dame. His award-winning work includes Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity Chapel in California, the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Wisconsin, and Saint Joseph Cathedral in South Dakota.

A frequent lecturer on sacred architecture and the classical tradition, Stroik has recently written The Church Building as a Sacred Place: Beauty, Transcendence and the Eternal. Mr. Stroik is an inaugural member of the Society for Catholic Liturgy and founding editor of Sacred Architecture Journal. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the Yale University School of Architecture.


BULFINCH MORNING LECTURE

This year’s morning lecture by Matthew Bronski, P.E., also April 29, 2017, at the Algonquin Club in Boston, will be titled “In the Footsteps of Vitruvius: Design and Construction Durability Lessons Learned from the Hands-on Study of Two Thousand Years of Historic Construction.”

Mr. Bronski is an Associate Principal and the national practice leader for Preservation Technology at Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. (SGH), where he has practiced for the past 21 years. Matthew has led SGH’s exterior rehabilitation design and/or assessment projects on many highly significant historic buildings, including over 10 National Historic Landmarks, and he also has served as a key investigator of building envelope and durability failures in new and recent construction. He has published over a dozen technical papers and articles on building facade and envelope issues, and has served as a guest lecturer or critic in historic preservation or architecture courses at numerous universities, including Harvard, MIT, and Yale.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Tulane, and master’s degrees in both architecture and historic preservation from Penn.  In 2009, he became only the second engineer in 113 years to receive the prestigious Rome Prize.


WINNERS’ RECEPTION

To express gratitude, the New England chapter’s board will host a private cocktail party on Friday evening, April 28, 2017, for the Bulfinch Awards winners, the officers and board members of the New England Chapter, and the award gala’s Platinum sponsors. The winners will receive two tickets each. This intimate gathering will be held at a nearby location yet to be determined. The board looks forward to clinking glasses with its accomplished laureates and dedicated sponsors. 

Note – It is required that all winners provide representation at the winner’s reception with the option of bringing a guest.


SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Firms/individuals may submit no more than three separate entries for consideration.

Each entry must include the following:

I.    Completed Entry Form

II.    Digital portfolio in pdf format to include the following:

Cover sheet indicating the project name, award category, completion date (for built projects), and square footage (if applicable)

Brief narrative (no more than 250 words) summarizing the principal aspects of the submitted project to convey its significance to the jury, in particular describing how the project reflects the classical tradition in New England

Captioned photographs, plan(s), elevation(s), detail(s) and/or section drawing(s) as necessary to thoroughly describe the project, including photo credits, where applicable.

Project name should be indicated on each page of the portfolio (The name of the firm or individual submitting the project must not appear in the portfolio pdf). 

III.    Category-specific requirements:

1.    Residential (New Construction) over 5,000 SF

Floor plans and elevations are required.  Square footage is defined as all finished living spaces not including garages, unfinished basements, attics, covered patios, or porches.

2.    Residential (New Construction) under 5,000 SF

Floor plans and elevations are required.  Square footage is defined as all finished living spaces not including garages, unfinished basements, attics, covered patios, or porches.

3.    Residential (Restoration, Renovation, or Addition)

The inclusion of before-and-after plans and/or photography is strongly encouraged.  Entrants should clearly indicate the scope of their restoration, renovation, or addition work.  Restoration work which is limited to a single craft or object should be submitted in the “Craftsmanship/Artisanship” category.

4.    Townhouses and Apartments

Floor plans and elevations are required.  The inclusion of before-and-after plans and/or photography is strongly encouraged for renovations.  Entrants should clearly indicate the scope of their restoration, renovation, or addition work.  

5.    Commercial

Floor plans and elevations are required.  Submissions can be new construction or addition/renovation work.  For addition/renovation work the inclusion of before and after plans and/or photography is strongly encouraged to clearly indicate the scope of the entrant’s work.

6.    Institutional

Submissions may be new construction or renovation work.  For renovation work the inclusion of before and after plans and/or photography is strongly encouraged to clearly indicate the scope of the entrant’s work.

7.    Civic

Floor plans and elevations are required.  Submissions can be new construction or addition/renovation work.  For addition/renovation work the inclusion of before and after plans and/or photography is strongly encouraged to clearly indicate the scope of the entrant’s work.

8.    Ecclesiastic

Floor plans and elevations are required.  Submissions can be new construction or addition/renovation work.  For addition/renovation work the inclusion of before and after plans and/or photography is strongly encouraged to clearly indicate the scope of the entrant’s work.

9.    Interior Design

Submissions may be new construction or renovation work.  For renovation work the inclusion of before and after plans and/or photography is strongly encouraged to clearly indicate the scope of the entrant’s work.

10.    Landscape Architecture

This category is intended for all scales of landscape design from residential to urban design.

11.    Craftsmanship/Artisanship

This category is intended for individuals and companies in the allied arts (i.e. iron work, woodwork, plaster, masonry, sculpture, decorative painting, etc.).

12.    Historic Preservation

The inclusion of before-and-after plans and/or photography is strongly encouraged.  Entrants should clearly indicate the scope of their restoration, renovation, or addition work.  Restoration work which is limited to a single craft or object should be submitted in the “Craftsmanship/Artisanship” category.

13.    Sketch

This category is intended celebrate the classical tradition of freehand field sketching in mediums such as watercolor, pencil, charcoal, etc.  Submissions should not be finished works of art.

14.    Student Portfolio

This category seeks projects from currently enrolled students completed in academic setting (i.e undergraduate, graduate, or certificate program or equivalent) to be described in no more than five images.

15.    Patron Application

Bulfinch Awards Patrons, may be self-nominated or nominated by a second party. It is the board’s intention to honor people or companies that have been exceptional supporters of the classical tradition in architecture, urbanism and the allied arts in New England. This application must include specific written information plus any pictures supporting the application. The winner of the Patron category will be selected by the ICAA New England Chapter board of trustees.

NOTE – Judges reserve the right to not choose a winner for any particular category

The name of the firm or individual submitting the project must not appear in the portfolio pdf, but only the Project Name. Note: Patron applications do not need to be anonymous. All firm and contact information and identifying Project Name shall be included on the separate Entry Form located on this LINK


IV.    Submission Fees:

ICAA member: $150.00 for first enty

Subsequent Entries: $100.00 per entry

Student:  $25.00 per entry

Sketch Category:$25.00 per entry

Patron: $Free
 

ICAA Membership Requirement - You must be an active member of the ICAA (regardless of chapter location) to submit.


Checks should be payable to the ICAA – New England with a copy of the entry form mailed to:
2016 Bulfinch Awards
c/oDavid Andreozzi
232D Waseca Avenue
Barrington, RI 02806


V.    Submission Procedure:

Portfolios and entry forms should be submitted as two separate PDFs to dandreozzi@classicist-ne.org. Files exceeding 8MB should be submitted using WeTransfer.com or Dropbox.com. The name of the firm or individual submitting the project must not appear in the portfolio pdf. 

All entries and fees must be received on or before December 15, 2016. 

All submittal-related questions should be directed to David Andreozzi, the Bulfinch Awards Committee Chairman at dandreozzi@classicist-ne.org