The Institute of Classical Architecture & Classical America has announced five award winners from among 110 submissions for the group's annual Arthur Ross Awards. They include the Georgia firm Historical Concepts, for architecture; the France- and Chicago-based Foundation de Coubertin/Saint-Jacques Artisans Workshop, for artisanship; Palm Beach, Fla.'s Sanchez & Maddux, for landscape architecture; New York–based Boyd Reath, for painting/mural painting; and the Thomas Jefferson Foundation—Monticello, for Stewardship.
A Board of Directors Honor will be presented to Calder Loth for public service in historic preservation. Loth recently retired as senior architectural historian for the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, where his incomparable knowledge of architectural history and construction were instrumental in the preservation and renovation of innumerable properties throughout the state.
The Arthur Ross Awards are unique in several ways. The obvious emphasis is on traditional and classical work that reinforces the mission of its sponsor. And the format is structured to recognize the many disciplines that contribute to architectural excellence, but with a highly competitive twist: entries are solicited in 11 categories, but the jury is limited to a maximum of five awards. The full list of categories: architecture, artisanship, community design, education, history and publishing, landscape design, painting/mural painting, patronage, rendering, sculpture, and stewardship.
The awards will be presented at a gala dinner at New York's University Club on May 3.