Bulfinch awards Wednesday

Adds title of Aaron Helfand’s lecture.

Architecture Here and There

Charles Bulfinch (1763-1844) Charles Bulfinch (1763-1844)

Coming up Wednesday is the ceremony at the Massachusetts Statehouse for the Fifth Annual Bulfinch Awards. The winners are known. You can may see their entries here. But you may applaud them on that evening from 6 to 9 p.m. by clicking here to buy tickets at a price that speaks volumes to the growing popularity and influence of the Bulfinches and the big party where each winner gets a newly struck Bulfinch Medal.

The award program from the New England chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art aims to reward and publicize the work of regional designers, this year in 11 categories. The ceremony will again take place at the foot of the Grand Staircase, an addition to the Statehouse as first designed by Charles Bulfinch himself back in the 1790s. Aaron Helfand, an architect at the Boston firm of Albert Righter &…

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For a living, I edit the writing of some of the nation's leading architects, urbanists and design theorists. This blog was begun in 2009 as a feature of the Providence Journal, where I was on the editorial board and wrote a weekly column of architecture criticism for three decades. Architecture Here and There fights the style wars for classical architecture and against modern architecture, no holds barred. My freelance writing and editing on that topic and others addresses issues of design and culture locally and globally. I am a fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, and a member of the board of the New England chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, which bestowed an Arthur Ross Award on me in 2002. I work from Providence, R.I., where I live with my wife Victoria, my son Billy and our cat Gato. If you would like to invest your prose with even more style and clarity, please email me at my consultancy, dbrussat@gmail.com, or call 401.351.0457. Testimonial: "Your work is so wonderful - you now enter my mind and write what I would have written." - Nikos Salingaros, mathematician at the University of Texas, architectural theorist and author of many books.
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