Institute of Classical Architecture & Art

Awards & Prizes



The New England Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art is pleased to announce its Sixth Bulfinch Awards. Named for Boston architect Charles Bulfinch (1763-1844), America’s first native-born architect and the designer of the Massachusetts State House, the awards recognize the best work of individuals and firms to preserve and advance the classical tradition in New England.


Residential (Restoration, Renovation, or Addition)
Residential (New Construction) over 5,000 SF
Residential (New Construction) under 5,000 SF
Interior Design
Landscape Architecture
Student Portfolio


Submitted projects must be in the six New England states, with the exception of Fairfield County, Conn., and must have been completed in the past ten years (since July 2005). There is no limit as to where the location of the applicants or firms practice.

Entrants for the student portfolio category must be currently enrolled or recent graduates (not more than two years) of an undergraduate, masters, or certificate program located in the United States.

By submitting these materials you acknowledge that you are fully authorized to submit this entry either as your own project or on behalf of the designer(s) and that you have the right to utilize all the photographs, drawings, and printed materials included in the submission.

All entry materials become the property of the Bulfinch Awards and will not be returned. By entering, the entrant agrees that entry materials may be used at the discretion of the Bulfinch Awards and the ICAA for awards presentations and marketing related to the Bulfinch Awards.


Alvin Holm — Thoroughly grounded in the Modernist Movement (Yale ’58 and Penn ’62), Mr. Holm was a project designer at Vincent Kling Partnership in Philadelphia for 10 years while teaching the Bauhaus foundation program at the Philadelphia College of Art and studio courses at Drexel University. In 1976, he opened his own office and involved himself in restoration work and historical architecture. After several years of restoration work, Mr. Holm decided to dedicate his practice solely to design in the traditional manner, which he and his office continue today. AIA, Board of Directors of the national ICAA and partner at Robert A.M. Stern Architects, New York, New York.

Christine Frank — Designer, educator, author, and the first director of the Center for Advanced Research in Traditional Architecture at the University of Colorado Denver College of Architecture and Planning. Before establishing her own practice to focus on design and architectural education, she interned with the offices of Allan Greenberg Architect and Duany Plater-Zyberk & Co. in Washington, D.C., and served as the first executive director of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art. In 2013 she was appointed the first director of Contemporary Traditional Architecture Initiatives at the University of Colorado Denver College of Architecture and Planning. Ms. Franck currently serves or has served as trustee and adviser of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA) National and Rocky Mountain Chapter, the International College of Chapters of the International Network of Traditional Building, Architecture and Urbanism (INTBAU), the National Civic Art Society (NCAS) and the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture.

Andrew Skurman — Principal of Andrew Skurman Architects, based in San Francisco, Skurman specializes in classical architecture of French, Georgian, and Mediterranean inspiration. He has recently completed the reconfiguration of a period room in the San Francisco Museum of Fine Arts and has received the title of Chevalier des Arts et Lettres for his contribution to the French arts.

award presentation

The winners of the Bulfinch Awards will be recognized at a ceremonial reception and dinner gala in the Harvard Hall in the Harvard Club, designed by Parker, Thomas & Rice, at 374 Commonwealth Avenue, in Boston Saturday evening, April 23, 2016.

For more information and complete entry guidelines visit: