The ICAA is pleased to offer The Bunny Mellon Landscape Design Prize, which recognizes the excellence and creativity of a project from an emerging landscape or architectural design professional or student 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 acknowledges exceptional work that furthers the ICAA’s belief that the unity of architecture, design, craftsmanship, and landscape are vital to lasting and meaningful places, in the spirit of Bunny Mellon’s ceaseless interest, passion, and pleasure in gardens, horticulture, and design. This prize 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 an emerging professional or student for a singular project that best meets the prize’s criteria. The winner will receive a $1,500 cash prize, and will be recognized at the ICAA Southeast Garden Symposium: An Exploration of Architecture & Landscape, April 30-May 1 in Atlanta, with weekend and travel expenses paid. Their work will be exhibited at the Symposium and announced on ICAA social media, our website, and other media and promotional materials. The top three finalists will receive the recognition of “Highly Commended” from the jury, and their work will be recognized at the Symposium.
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 2021 Bunny Mellon Landscape Design Prize is December 15th, 2020.
Applicants must submit the following:
Applications must be submitted through the 2021 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, or display at its national headquarters images of the projects of the winner and three 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 applicant but permission to so reproduce or display 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. 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.