The Philadelphia Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA) is pleased to announce the Inaugural Horace Trumbauer Awards. The awards program honors internationally renowned native Philadelphian architect Horace Trumbauer (1868-1938) and recognizes contemporary projects characterized by the breadth and inclusiveness present in his 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 quantity and magnificence of his projects. “When Philadelphia boasts of its native sons, as occasionally it does the architects among them, let the place of Horace Trumbauer be the first of the chosen,” Henry Hope Reed wrote of Trumbauer.
The winners will be recognized at a ceremonial reception and cocktail gala in the Trumbauer-designed Lincoln Ballroom at The Union League of Philadelphia on Wednesday, November 9th. The ballroom will be furnished in the manner of a Trumbauer-era home and the evening will include commentary by Tom Savage of Winterthur, an awards ceremony, live jazz music, dancing and delicious food.