School of Architecture’s Driehaus Prize and Henry Hope Reed Award double to combined $250,000

Author: Kara Kelly and Julie Hail Flory


Two annual awards administered by the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture – the Richard H. Driehaus Prize for Classical Architecture and the Henry Hope Reed Award – will double in value to a combined $250,000 in 2008, due to an increase to the prize monies by Driehaus, a philanthropist and the founder and chairman of Driehaus Capital Management in Chicago.

Previously a $100,000 unrestricted cash prize, the Driehaus Prize now will consist of $200,000 and a model of the Choregic Monument of Lysikrates. It is awarded each year to a major contributor in the field of traditional and classical architecture whose work applies the principles of classicism, including sensitivity to the historic continuum, the fostering of community, and impact to the built and natural environment in contemporary contexts.

Endowed by Driehaus, the prize was established in 2003 through Notre Dame’s School of Architecture because of its reputation as a national leader in incorporating the ideals of traditional and classical architecture into the task of modern urban development.

Previous Driehaus Prize laureates include Jaquelin T. Robertson (2007), Allan Greenberg (2006), Quinlan Terry (2005), Demetri Porphyrios (2004) and Léon Krier (2003).

Over the past five years, weve established the Driehaus Prize as the preeminent prize for classical architecture,said Michael Lykoudis, dean of the School of Architecture.The principles of classicism are polyvalent and universal, and have informed all great architectural contributions regardless of epoch. Transcending cultures and borders, they are a part of our collective history and we should continue to encourage the integration of classical structures into our built environment today. The University of Notre Dame School of Architecture is proud to be associated with this important prize.

Presented in conjunction with the Driehaus Prize and also endowed by Driehaus, the Henry Hope Reed Award, given to an influential supporter of the classical architecture movement who is not an architect by trade, also will double from $25,000 to $50,000.

Past Henry Hope Reed Award recipients are Edward Perry Bass (2007), David Morton (2006) and Henry Hope Reed (2005).

_ Contact: Kara Kelly, director of communications, School of Architecture, 574-631-5720,_ " " _

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