Institute of Classical Architecture & Art

Awards & Prizes



The New England Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art is pleased to announce its Seventh 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 (New Construction) over 5,000 SF
Residential (New Construction) under 5,000 SF
Residential (Restoration, Renovation, or Addition)
Townhouses & Apartments
Interior Design
Landscape Architecture
Historic Preservation
Student Portfolio


Submitted projects must be in the six New England states, with the exception of Fairfield County, Connecticut, and must have been completed in the past tenyears (since July 2006). There is no limit as to where the applicants or firms are located.

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 shall 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.


Barbara Eberlein, ASID — President and creative director of Eberlein Design Consultants Ltd in Philadelphia, Barbara is a professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and certified by the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ). Her work has been published in Architectural Digest and Period Homes. She has written the foreward to the new edition of Michael Kathrens’ book on the Philadelphia architect Horace Trumbauer, and has written the introduction for a private collection recently highlighted at Christie’s New York. Barbara has an ongoing commitment to enriching the education of future design professionals. Currently, she is president emeritus of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA) Philadelphia Chapter, as well as the coordinating President of all chapters nationwide.

Duncan McRoberts — Founder and principal of Duncan McRoberts Associates in Seattle, a nationally recognized Pacific Northwest design firm specializing in bespoke traditional and classical architecture. Duncan is well known within the architecture establishment of His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales, and holds M.Arch and B.Arch degrees from the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture. He is an alumnus of The Prince’s Foundation, a founding board member of INTBAU-USA, founder and president of the Northwest Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA-NW), and a nationally inducted member of the New Urban Guild.

Richard Sammons — Principal of Fairfax and Sammons in New York and Palm Beach, Richard has a rich background in traditional period design and is an internationally recognized expert in the field of architectural proportion, having taught at The Prince of Wales’ Institute of Architecture in London, Pratt Institute in New York and the University of Notre Dame in Rome. His contributions include the foreword of the book The Theory of Mouldings by C. Howard Walker, and collaboration on the recently published book, Get Your House Right by Marianne Cusato. Mr. Sammons began his career in Venice, Italy, with Antonio Foscari and then with David Anthony Easton in New York. He is a founding director of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Classical America.

award presentation

The winners of the Bulfinch Awards will be recognized at a ceremonial reception and dinner gala in the Harvard Hall at the Harvard Club of Boston, designed by Parker, Thomas & Rice, at 374 Commonwealth Avenue, in Boston, Saturday evening, April 29, 2017.

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