2013 ICAA Acanthus Awards

Author: Dean Michael Lykoudis

On Saturday, November 16th the Chicago Chapter of the Institute for Classical Architecture and Art (ICAA) held its inaugural Acanthus Awards celebration at the Elks memorial in Chicago. 

2013acanthusawardsPhoto courtesy Elizabeth McNicholas

The purpose of the Acanthus Awards is to recognize excellence and distinction in classical and traditional architecture, exemplified by projects located worldwide by design professionals, artisans and students in the Chicago and Midwest region.  All Acanthus Awards received a certificate in their respective category and the student winners received a $1,000 scholarship to the institution in which they are enrolled.   I am most pleased to announce that Notre Dame faculty, students and alumni received many if not most of the awards.

Duncan Stroik received four awards for Interior Design, Preservation and Restoration and Allied Arts and Craftsmanship. In addition, he was the recipient of the Acanthus Award of Areté for a project that best exemplifies the accomplishment of its purpose.

Aimee and Kevin Buccellato received an award for design excellence in Architecture for additions and renovations to a South Bend Residence.

Rodrigo Bollat Montenegro received both student awards for his work in Rome in two separate semesters for architectural design and urban design under the tutelage of Professors David Mayernik and Steven Hurtt respectively. 

Alumnus Thomas Norman Rajkovich ‘83 received two awards for design excellence in the categories of Architecture and Landscape Design.

Congratulations to all our Notre Dame family members who were recognized for their talents and hard work.