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The Bulfinch Awards recognize the best work of individuals and firms to preserve and advance the classical tradition in New England.

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2020 & 2021 Bulfinch Awards

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

Awards Ceremony and Dinner$250 - $300

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 on the evening of June 19th, 2021. 

Keynote Lecture Series $40/$50

Keynote Lectures: Saturday, June 19th, 2021 10:00 a.m.The Harvard Club of Boston374 Commonwealth AvenueBoston, MA 02115

Breakfast will be served

Speakers: Prof. Carroll William Westfall & Thomas Luebke

2020 Bulfinch Award Judges

Alexa Hampton

Since Alexa Hampton took the reins of Mark Hampton, her father’s iconic firm, as owner and president in 1998, she has advanced its legacy of elegant, practical, classically based interiors for modern living – and extended its global reach. From New York City to Hangzhou, China, her project portfolio encompasses luxe, beautifully layered urban apartments, expansive town and country residences, private airplanes, and yachts. Regularly named to Architectural Digest’s AD100 and House Beautiful’s Top Designer list as well as Elle Décor’s A-List, Hampton translates the classical principles of good design and decoration into some of today’s most elegant, enduring, and functional domestic landscapes. 

Anne Fairfax

 Anne Fairfax AIA, RIBA is a  principal with Fairfax & Sammons Architects. Her firm is internationally recognized for its classically inspired design in the contemporary domestic realm. Anne has just completed a Master's degree in Sustainable Urban Development at Oxford University which will inform the urban design focus of the studio in neighborhood regeneration. The firm has been a recipient of numerous awards in residential and urban design, including the Arthur Ross Award for lifetime achievement.

Russell Windham

 As a founding principal of Curtis & Windham Architects, Russell Windham has established a practice committed to the classical tradition. From his wide-ranging travels, work, and study of both European and American architecture he combines a sculptor’s sense of scale and proportion with a deep interest and understanding of architectural styles and ornamentation. For Mr. Windham, what takes a building beyond mere structure and elevates it to an architectural experience is applying with a skillful hand, lessons learned from the study and appreciation of traditional and classical architecture. A native Texan, his early architectural career was formed in London and the East Coast before returning to Houston to collaborate with William Curtis in 1992.

Mr. Windham is a member of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art and has served as President of the Texas Chapter, as well as the Board of Directors for the national organization. In 1999, he and William Curtis received that organization’s Arthur Ross Award, which honors architects working in the classical tradition. He has lectured and exhibited in Texas, Rome, and at the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art in New York. He has published work in Architectural Digest and Southern Accents, also in The Art of Classical Details, a book by Phillip James Dodd. A graduate of Texas Tech University, Mr. Windham has served on juries at various architecture schools throughout the United States. He is a member of the Rice Design Alliance, and a Trustee of the Post Oak Montessori School.

 

 

Co-Keynote Speakers

Thomas LuebkeSecretary, U.S. Commission of Fine Arts

 Thomas Luebke has served since 2005 as the Secretary of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, the federal design review agency for the nation’s capital.  As the executive director of the agency, he produced the 2013 book, Civic Art: A Centennial History of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, and he initiated and guided the Monumental Core Framework Plan, 2009, a major federal planning effort to extend the commemorative core of the National Mall, in cooperation with the National Capital Planning Commission. Most recently, he was the editor of Palace of State: The Eisenhower Executive Office Building, published in 2018. In addition to overseeing the Commission’s review of almost 700 cases per year, he represents the Commission of Fine Arts as a member of the National Capital Memorials Advisory Commission and the National Council of the Arts and Humanities. 

An architect with experience in planning and historic preservation in both public and private sectors, Luebke served previously as the City Architect for Alexandria, Virginia, where he was responsible for design review of all new public and large-scale private development projects in the city, including the Potomac Yard and Carlyle districts. In the private sector, Mr. Luebke’s professional focus was as a designer on institutional, commercial, and high-rise projects for such firms as SOM, Hartman-Cox, and Leo A Daly, where he led the design for the 45-story First National Tower in Omaha, Nebraska, completed in 2002 and winner of an AIA honor award for design in 2004. He served previously as executive director of the Mayors’ Institute on City Design, an urban design forum sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts. 

In addition to his work on Civic Art and Palace of State, Luebke is a frequent speaker and panelist on topics such as the design of Washington, DC; the history of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts; and the design of commemorative works, for such institutions as the National Building Museum, the Smithsonian Institution, the American Institute of Architects, and the American Society of Landscape Architects, Harvard University, Princeton University, and the International Fulbright Committee.  In cooperation with the National Building Museum, he has initiated and participated in numerous symposiums and exhibits, including Monuments and Memory (2001), Framing A Capital City (2007), and Power, Architecture, and Politics: The U.S. Commission of Fine Arts and the Design of Washington (2010). 

Luebke is a Phi Beta Kappa and honors graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, and he graduated with a master in architecture degree from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, where he was a teaching fellow in architectural history. He was a visiting scholar at the American Academy in Rome in 2010 and a 2014 recipient of the Likhachev Foundation Cultural Fellowship in St. Petersburg, Russia.  He served as president of the board of the Washington Architectural Foundation, a non-profit organization of architects serving the Washington, DC community, where he led the transformation of the institution’s mission as the District Architecture Center. He was named a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects in 2011, and was honored with the Institute's Thomas Jefferson Award for Public Architecture in 2015.

 

Carroll William Westfall

Prof. Carroll William Westfall came to Notre Dame in 1998 as Frank Montana Professor and Chairman of the School of Architecture. He served as Chairman from 1998 to 2002.

Before coming to Notre Dame, Prof. Westfall taught at Amherst College, the University of Illinois in Chicago, and, since 1982, at the University of Virginia. His undergraduate training at the University of California was followed by completion of a Master's degree at the University of Manchester (thesis topic: "The Greek Revival Movement in Italian Architecture: 1750) and a Ph.D. at Columbia University (1967 dissertation: "The Two Ideal Cities in the Early Renaissance: Republic and Ducal Thought in Quattrocento Architectural Treatises" prepared under the supervision of Professors R. Wittkower and P.O. Kristeller). His initial work led to numerous articles and a book, In This Most Perfect Paradise (Penn State University Press, 1974), a study of Renaissance Rome. His more recent studies of the relationship between the history, theory, and practice of architecture are found in his contribution to the 1991 book Architectural Principles in the Age of Historicism (Yale University Press), written with Robert Jan van Pelt.

A central theme of all of his studies has been the history of the city with particular attention to the reciprocity between the political life and the urban and architectural elements that serve the needs of citizens. His emphasis is on the usefulness of knowledge of history to practicing architects. This, rather than a stylistically based interpretation of the history of architecture, has informed all of his work. His current interests are concentrated on the architects capacity to nourish the Christian faith and on tradition and classicism in architecture and the American city with special attention to the role of Thomas Jefferson in founding a distinctive American architecture to serve a unique nation.

Familiarly known as Bill, Prof. Westfall was born in Fresno, California December 23,1937. Married since 1982 to Relling Rossi Westfall, they have two sons, Nicholas William (b. 1991) and John Salvatore (1995). He maintains his membership at Saint Thomas Episcopal Church, Richmond, Virginia.


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