Northshore magazine was a media partner to one of the season’s must-attend galas in New England this past weekend. The New England Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA-NE) held its sixth Bulfinch Awards at the Harvard Club of Boston April 23. The award—named for Charles Bulfinch, America’s first native-born architect, and designer of the Massachusetts State House—recognizes the best work of individuals who contribute to the creation of classical and traditional architecture in New England.
The classical Harvard Hall was chock-full of the esteemed architects, interior designers, and artisans from the New England area. ICAA-NE chapter board member Sally Wilson of Salem’s Kelsey Wilson Design hosted this flawless event while Chapter president Sheldon Kostelecky was the master of ceremonies, presenting awards to the seven winners.
Architect Patrick Ahearn took home two awards in the residential category (Restoration, Renovation or Addition), for his Morse Street Compound on Martha’s Vineyard and New Construction under 5,000 square feet for the HGTV Dream Home. New York firm Ferguson & Shamamian Architects also won in the residential category for New Construction over 5,000 square feet for a new residence in West Tisbury. Gregory Lombardi Design won in the Landscape Architecture category for their Country Gentleman’s Estate. And the ever talented Leslie-jon Vickory of Hamady Architects picked up an award for the Sketch category of the water color study of Boston Ames-Webster Mansion.
On the Commercial and Institutional side, Robert A.M. Stern Architects won for the Nelson Fitness Center and Coleman Aquatics Center at Brown University. Jonathan M. Nelson, won the Patronage Award for the same project. Hyde Park Mouldings won for Craftsmanship/Artisanship for the ornamental plaster at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute went to Hyde Park Mouldings. The jurors this year were Christine Franck, Alvin Holm, and Andrew Skurman.
The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art is the leading national nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the practice and appreciation of the classical tradition in architecture and the allied arts. The New England Chapter promotes the mission of the ICAA within the six New England states: Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut and fulfills its mission through four program areas—education, publications, awards, and advocacy.
Foster Reeve & Associates, Inc., Merritt Woodwork, Openings Millwork & LePage Millwork, Payne Bouchier, and P.E. Guerin were the Platinum Sponsors of the event. While Gold Level sponsors included Atlantic View Landscape Lighting, Paragon Landscape Design, Perfection Fence, AW Hastings & Co. and Tischler Windows.