The Philadelphia Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA) is excited to announce the Second Biennial Trumbauer Awards, to be bestowed on November 15, 2018, in the Trumbauer-designed Lincoln Ballroom of The Union League of Philadelphia. The awards program honors exemplary work in contemporary classical architecture, design, planning, and the allied arts. This year’s program follows the incredibly successful inaugural competition, held on November 9, 2016, which highlighted the celebrated work of architecture and design professionals in our area.
Named for internationally renowned, native Philadelphian architect Horace Trumbauer (1868-1938), the Trumbauer Awards celebrate contemporary classical projects that express the breadth and inclusiveness present in Trumbauer’s expansive work. Trumbauer’s extraordinary success followed modest professional and social beginnings, and he was unrivaled in the early 20th century in American architecture for the number and magnificence of his projects. Details on how to submit Second Biennial Trumbauer Awards will be posted here in Spring 2018.
This year the ICAA celebrates the 150th anniversary of Trumbauer’s birth, with upcoming programs at the Parkway Central branch of the Free Library (designed by Julian Abele, chief designer in Trumbauer’s Philadelphia firm) and at the Trumbauer-designed Ardrossan Estate in Villanova. For full details on all of our upcoming events, please click here.