Scott Merrill Named 2016 Richard H. Driehaus Prize Laureate

16:00 - 25 January, 2016
Scott Merrill Named 2016 Richard H. Driehaus Prize Laureate, Seaside Chapel. Image via Merrill, Pastor & Colgan Architects
Seaside Chapel. Image via Merrill, Pastor & Colgan Architects

Florida architect and founder of Merrill, Pastor & Colgan Architects, Scott Merrill has been named the 14th recipient of the Richard H. Driehaus Prize at the University of Notre Dame. Lauded for his "extensive knowledge of vernacular and classical traditions in architecture," Merrill is best known for his Seaside Chapel in Florida. 

“Scott Merrill has demonstrated how the principles of classicism can be used as a foundation for designing buildings that respond to and express regional character while employing the richness of precedents found throughout the ages, including our own,” said Michael Lykoudis, Driehaus Prize jury chair and Francis and Kathleen Rooney Dean of Notre Dame’s School of Architecture. “His applications of architectural forms from various times and places to modern settings are used to reinforce the values of community, beauty and sustainability without sacrificing economy.”

David M. Schwarz Named 2015 Driehaus Prize Laureate

00:00 - 15 January, 2015
David M. Schwarz Named 2015 Driehaus Prize Laureate, Firewheel Town Center / David M Schwarz Architects. Image via news.nd.edu
Firewheel Town Center / David M Schwarz Architects. Image via news.nd.edu

Washington DC-based architect David M Schwarz has been selected as the recipient of the University of Notre Dame's 2015 Richard H. Driehaus Prize, which honors an architect whose work represents "the highest ideals of traditional and classical architecture in contemporary society." In a press release from the University of Notre Dame, Schwarz is credited for his "belief in humanism that emphasizes pedestrian-friendly and socially active architecture," and praised for his "historically informed designs create lively public environments that meet the needs of diverse audiences."

John Simpson to Design New Architecture Building at Notre Dame

00:00 - 2 May, 2014
John Simpson to Design New Architecture Building at Notre Dame, Notre Dame Driehaus Prize laureate Pier Carlo Bontempi and Leon Krier’s Watercolor of the Piazza Matteotti
Notre Dame Driehaus Prize laureate Pier Carlo Bontempi and Leon Krier’s Watercolor of the Piazza Matteotti

London-based architect John Simpson, a leading practitioner of New Classicism and New Urbanism, has been commissioned to design a new School of Architecture for the University of Notre Dame. As Dean Michael Lykoudis stated, Simpson’s work reflects the “principles and highest aspirations” of Notre Dame’s school, “which embraces the timeless classical values of durability, functionality and beauty.” The 80,000-square-foot building will be located on the campus’ south end. 

Pier Carlo Bontempi Named 2014 Driehaus Laureate

00:00 - 9 December, 2013
Pier Carlo Bontempi Named 2014 Driehaus Laureate, Piazza Matteotti (watercolor) / Pier Carlo Bontempi and Leon Krier
Piazza Matteotti (watercolor) / Pier Carlo Bontempi and Leon Krier

Italian architect Pier Carlo Bontempi has been selected as the 12th recipient of the Richard H. Driehaus Prize at the University of Notre Dame. Lauded for his “lifelong contribution to the human city and classical tradition,” Bontempi has dedicated much of his work in the “search for common ground between the classical and the modern; the two most powerful architectural ideas of our century,” as jury member Demetri Porphyrios described.