Manzano Prize

The Rafael Manzano Prize for New Traditional Architecture, named in honor of the 2010 Driehaus Prize laureate Rafael Manzano, was bestowed by the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture, with the generous support of the Richard H. Driehaus Charitable Trust from 2012-2016. The Manzano Prize recognizes the work of architects who defend and preserve vernacular architecture and reinforce Spain’s unique architectural heritage, and it is now awarded under the organization leadership of INTBAU, the International Network for Traditional Building Architecture & Urbanism. More information about the Manzano Prize is available on its website,

Previous recipients of the Manzano Prize

In the first year of the award, the jury selected architect Leopoldo This Cornet Gil as the 2012 Manzano Prize winner for the restoration of the Collegiate Church of Roncesvalles (Navarra), which took place between 1982 and 2012.

In 2013 the Second Prize Rafael Manzano Martos of Classical Architecture and Restoration of Monuments was awarded to Ignacio de Medina y Fernández de Córdoba, Duke of Segovia, and architect Luis Fernando Gómez- Stern for his restoration work on a broad set of domestic projects now known as the Jewish houses of Seville. 

Spanish architects Javier Cenicacelaya and Iñigo Saloña received the 2014 Prize for their restoration projects, such as the restoration of the Palace of the Regional Government of Bizkaia, and new construction projects, including the School of the Holy Family, the rural center of La Rigada and a building on the historic street of Lacken in Brussels. 

The 2015 Manzano Prize was awarded to Donald Gray on October 28th at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando. Gray, an Australian-born architect, was selected by the jury based on his contribution to the enrichment and recovery of Andalusian architecture

Spanish architect Enrique Nuere was awarded the 2016 Rafael Manzano Architecture Prize in recognition of his research and leadership in the recovery of traditional Spanish carpentry methods. 

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