The 2019 Richard H. Driehaus Prize was presented to Paris-based and Belgium native, Maurice Culot in Chicago, IL at the 17th annual Richard H. Driehaus Prize at the University of Notre Dame. In addition to the architecture prize, the Henry Hope Reed Award was also presented to Carl Laubin, a renowned architectural painter in the classical tradition.
Mr. Culot, the architect, urbanist, theorist and critic received the $200,000 Driehaus Prize for being at the forefront of the creation of the modern traditional movement that influenced the thinking and practice of architecture for generations.
Upon completing a residency at the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation at Taliesin West in 1964, Mr. Culot went to pursue an academic career as a teacher and theorist. He is currently the president of the ARCAS Architecture and Urbanism which focuses on the Construction of new neighborhoods and urban extensions with designs rooted in the history and culture of a particular region.
Carl Laubin, the recipient of the $50,000 Reed Award, began making his first architectural paintings upon moving to London after graduating with a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University. He went on to gain acclaim for illustrating the redevelopment of the Royal Opera House. In 1986, he fully devoted his career to painting where his best known for his architectural capricci. While his work centers on architecture, it includes many landscapes, paintings of sculptures and portraits.
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