Archinect - News 2017-08-21T06:31:00-04:00 Scott Merrill wins the 2016 Driehaus Prize Nicholas Korody 2016-01-20T14:29:00-05:00 >2016-02-09T23:58:12-05:00 <img src="" width="530" height="568" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Scott Merrill, an architect known for his originality and creative application of architectural precedents, has been named the recipient of the 2016 Richard H. Driehaus Prize at the University of Notre Dame. Merrill, the 14th Driehaus Prize laureate, will be awarded the $200,000 prize and a bronze miniature of the Choregic Monument of Lysikrates during a ceremony on March 19 (Saturday) in Chicago.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Scott Merril, the founder and principal designer of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Merrill, Pastor &amp; Colgan</a> in Vero Beach Florida, has been awarded the 2016 Richard H. Driehaus Prize at the University of Notre Dame.<br><br>Now in it's 14th year, the Driehaus Prize is something like an alternative Pritzker awarded to "a living architect whose work embodies the highest ideals of traditional and classical architecture in contemporary society, and creates a positive cultural, environmental, and artistic impact."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Initiated by the fund manager and philanthropist Richard Driehaus, the Prize comes with a $200,000 check &ndash; about double the amount awarded with the Pritzker.</p><p>"The jury&rsquo;s selection of Scott Merrill as the 2016 Driehaus Prize laureate brings into focus his remarkable ability to apply the principles of traditional architecture to a wide variety of building types while integrating unique regional identities,&rdquo; Driehaus stated in the award announcement.&nbsp;&ldquo;His work beautifully demonstrates the inherent versatility of tradition...</p> I Like Ike (and His Memorial) davvid 2012-03-23T14:39:00-04:00 >2012-03-27T12:56:38-04:00 <img src="" width="256" height="500" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"What has fueled the Eisenhower memorial controversy in the media are the public pronouncements of two of the president&rsquo;s granddaughters, Susan and Anne Eisenhower, who have proclaimed themselves dissatisfied with the design. Understandably, their position is being taken seriously. Yet I am concerned that the growing public brouhaha will ultimately weaken the memorial design."</p></em><br /><br /><p> Witold Ribczynski&nbsp;adds&nbsp;his opinion and some&nbsp;new&nbsp;information to the&nbsp;Eisenhower Memorial design&nbsp;debate&nbsp;with this&nbsp;Op-ed piece for The New York Times.</p> Driehaus and Krier do battle against Gehry's Eisenhower Memorial design Archinect 2012-02-15T20:59:00-05:00 >2012-02-21T10:19:01-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="186" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>An aesthetic traditionalist who sponsors an annual architecture award that bears his name, Driehaus is no fan of Frank Gehry's proposed modernist design for the Eisenhower Memorial in Washington, D.C. And he's doing what he can to fight it. Earlier this week, a public relations operative who works for Driehaus called me and offered the following essay, by the influential neo-traditionalist architect Leon Krier, who offers a tough critique of Gehry's plan and ideology.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>