To recognize the excellence and creativity of a project from an emerging garden, landscape or architectural design professional whose work is inspired by classical or traditional design, holistically considers the symbiosis between outdoor environments and physical structures, and interweaves garden and architectural elements within their design. This prize is to acknowledge exceptional work that furthers the ICAA’s mission that the intertwining of design and craftsmanship are vital to lasting and meaningful places, and is in the spirit of Bunny Mellon’s “ceaseless interest, passion, and pleasure” in gardens, horticulture, and design. This Award is presented annually as part of the Bunny Mellon Landscape Curricula at the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art.
There is one Bunny Mellon Landscape Design Prize awarded each year to the emerging professional for a singular project that best meets the prize’s criteria. The winner will receive a $1,500 dollar cash prize, and will be recognized at the annual Bunny Mellon Curricula Weekend Seminar, with weekend and travel expenses paid. Their work will be exhibited at the Curricula Seminar, included in the Curricula Seminar’s digital catalog, and announced on ICAA social media, our website, and other external media, publications, promotional materials to be determined. The runner-up will receive the recognition of “Highly Commended” from the jury as they see fit.
The Bunny Mellon Landscape Design Prize is the result of the Gerald B. Lambert Foundation's landmark gift that created and supports the study and practice of the landscape arts as part of the ICAA's Bunny Mellon Curricula. The Curricula honors Bunny Mellon, visionary garden designer and leading contributor to the horticultural arts, with programming that addresses the importance of garden and landscape design as part of the traditionally built environment.
The ICAA is very grateful to the Gerard B. Lambert Foundation for its generous support of this program, along with the Curricula's Lead Co-Sponsor Edmund D. Hollander Landscape Architecture Design, Bunny Mellon Landscape Design Prize Co-Sponsor Harrison Design, and Garden Symposium Co-Sponsor Kathryn M. and Ronald J. Herman Charitable Foundation.
The submission deadline for the 2022 Bunny Mellon Landscape Design Prize is December 15th, 2021.
Applications must be submitted through the 2022 Bunny Mellon Landscape Design Prize Entry Form. Hard copy applications will not be accepted.
The jury will judge each project both by its conception and execution. Please read the full criteria for judging here.
The ICAA reserves the right to publish, electronically post, distribute to media outlets, or display at its national headquarters images of the projects of the winner and any Highly Commended finalists. Images may be used in future promotion of the Bunny Mellon Landscape Design Prize for subsequent application rounds. Such work results will remain the property of the entrant but permission to so reproduce or display both by the ICAA and other media outlets must be granted by the prize recipient upon receiving the prize; decisions about where and how to so show will be made by Institute staff in partnership with the Prize jury. Entrants must have publishable images ready to provide to the ICAA for distribution upon receipt of the prize, with all necessary permissions secured. It is the responsibility of the ICAA to cover any and all related display costs as deemed most appropriate.
Contact Mollie Wohlforth ([email protected]) or call 212-730-9646 ext. 115 with questions.