2019 BULFINCH AWARDS

Submission Requirements and Information

The New England Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art is pleased to announce its Ninth 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
Patronage

 

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 ten years (since July 2008). There is no limit as to where the applicants or firms are located.

All entrants must be current active members of the ICAA.

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.

 

2019 Bulfinch Award Judges

Erik Evens

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Erik Evens is a lifelong resident of California, born and raised in Los Angeles, and educated at the California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, where he earned his degree in architecture. His profound appreciation of traditional architecture was nurtured during extensive travels throughout the United States and Europe. In the early years of his career, he worked for several design firms with varying specialties, but it was his tenure in the Los Angeles office of Marc Appleton that sealed his passion for historical styles attuned to the classical principles of harmony, proportion, order, and, above all, beauty.

Evens joined KAA Design in 1998 and became a partner in the firm in 2005, overseeing a broad range of custom residential, commercial and institutional projects. In 2013, he established Evens Architects, an independent design studio operating under the aegis of KAA and focused exclusively on traditional residential design. His work has been published in a wide array of publications, including Architectural Digest, House Beautiful and Western Interiors.

A teacher and mentor, Evens lectures widely on a variety of design-related topics. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA), and sits on its national curriculum committee. He is a founding member and former president of the Southern California Chapter of the ICAA. He is also an avid sailor, drawing inspiration from the lines, craftsmanship and romantic allure of classic sailboats.

Steven Gambrel

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Steven Gambrel is founder and president of S. R. Gambrel, Inc., a New York City interior design/architecture firm that also produces custom furnishings. His international projects have been featured in such leading publications as the World of Interiors, Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, Elle Decor, and the New York Times. Gambrel’s first book, Steven Gambrel: Time and Place, was a bestseller.









Gil Schafer

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Award-winning architect Gil Schafer III is one of the world’s leading experts on contemporary classical architecture. A member of Architectural Digest’s AD 100 and a winner of Veranda’s “Art of Design Award,” he holds a Masters of Architecture from the Yale School of Architecture and is the author of the bestselling books The Great American House and A Place to Call Home. He is a member of the Yale School of Architecture Dean’s Council, a trustee of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, and served as president and then chairman of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art for over a decade. Schafer’s work has been featured in numerous national and international publications, including Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, Veranda, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. When he’s not traveling for work, he divides his time between New York City, upstate New York, and Maine.


 


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, on the 27th of April of 2019.
 

 

KEYNOTE LECTURES


Catesby Leigh

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Catesby Leigh has been writing about public art and architecture for over 20 years. Particular areas of interest have been monuments (and anti-monuments), institutional buildings, urban planning, and painting and sculpture. His commentary has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, City Journal, First Things, National Review, Weekly Standard, Claremont Review of Books, Modern Age, Arts & Antiques and other publications. Mr. Leigh is a co-founder and past chair of the National Civic Art Society, which supports the perpetuation of the classical tradition in the nation's public realm. Currently an NCAS research fellow, he is working on a long-term book project concerning the nature of monumentality and its American manifestations. He lives in Washington, DC.







David Rau

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David is an architect whose unique, collaborative approach has attracted a diverse clientele that relies on his ability to bring together ownership, executive teams, and other stakeholders, while leading large, complex assignments worldwide for destination resorts, residential communities, cultural centers and urban infill developments.

Recent work includes two new U.S. locations for Hyatt’s luxury Miraval resort brand, as well as expansion of the Chatham Bars Inn on Cape Cod, the repositioning of Harbour Town at Hilton Head Island and the new Outrigger Reef Hotel in Oahu, Hawaii. Prior work includes a private yacht club on Gibson Island in Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay; a new Canyon Ranch SpaClub at The Homestead resort in Virginia; and the repositioning of the iconic Grove Park Inn at Asheville. David’s international work includes The Belfry resort outside Birmingham, UK and a new residential community along the Mediterranean coast of North Africa.

A frequent lecturer, David recently led a panel on absolution through architecture at Congress for New Urbanism’s 26th congress and has delivered TED Talks as part of a regional TEDx event. He serves on the editorial board of The Classist, the national journal of the Institute for Classical Architecture & Art. His buildings and interiors have been widely published, in print and online and most recently, his work for Quirk Hotel in downtown Richmond, Virginia received widespread recognition, including in Condé Nast Traveler as one of the “Best New Hotels and Resorts in the World.”
 

 

WINNERS’ RECEPTION

To express gratitude, the New England chapter’s board will host a private cocktail party on Friday evening, the night before the award ceremony, 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. Entrants for the Sketch category must live and/or work in the six New England states, with the exception of Fairfield County, Connecticut, or the sketch subject matter must be within the same geographical boundaries.

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.  Patronage 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.

MEMBERSHIP LEVELS & SIGN-UP

Checks should be payable to the ICAA – New England with a copy of the entry form mailed to:
ICAA-NE, 2018 Bulfinch Awards
c/o Sarah Macdonald
PO Box 74

Duxbury, MA 02331

 

V.    Submission Procedure:

Portfolios and entry forms should be submitted as two separate PDFs to smacdonald@classicist-ne.org. Files exceeding 8MB should be submitted using WeTransfer.com or Dropbox.com.

All entries and fees must be received on or before December 15, 2018.

All submittal-related questions should be directed to Sarah Macdonald, Chapter Director, at smacdonald@classicist-ne.org or (617) 913-2277.

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