Alumni Presented with 2018 Acanthus Award

Author: Rosalyn Wells

Copy Of Copy Of 2017 Acanthus Awards

Architecture alumni, Alexander Preudhomme ‘18 and Rachel Staud ‘18, were honored recently at the 2018 Institute of Classical Architecture and Art Acanthus Awards.  Preudhomme and Staud accepted student awards for design work completed while pursuing their Bachelors of Architecture at Notre Dame.

The Acanthus Awards are presented annually to design professionals and students who practice in the Midwest or completed work focused on the Midwestern region.  The ICAA Chicago-Midwest honors work from a variety of categories including architecture, interior design, preservation & restoration, landscape design, the allied arts & craftsmanship, unbuilt work and student work.

Learn more about the award winning projects below.

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Commercial Civicism: Building Social Capital in a Market Reality – Lafayette Civic Market Hall - Alexander X. Preudhomme, work completed at the University of Notre Dame 

“The jury found this student submission be a thoughtful urban/civic project with impressive, well-executed drawings and well thought out architectural elements. The jury appreciated the fact that the site of this student project is a real California community as opposed to an abstract or fictional context.”

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A New Country Estate – Rachel Staud, work completed at The University of Notre Dame 

“The jury found this submission to be an impressively thorough project, commenting on how rare it is to see a student project so thoroughly developed. From the macro scale to the scale of the detail, this student’s drawings were very strong and well executed, consistent in telling the full story of this project. The jury mentioned that this student’s work borders on the accomplishment of a professional.”