Dubbed by AD Pro as the “Oscars of the design world,” the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA) will celebrate architects, designers, artists and academics dedicated to preserving and advancing the classical tradition during its 40th anniversary dinner on Monday. The 2020 Arthur Ross Awards for Excellence in the Classical Tradition laureates include Hollander Design Landscape Architects, which has an office in Sag Harbor.
Edmund Hollander, a Sag Harbor homeowner who founded the firm with Maryanne Connelly in 1991, will accept the award on the firm’s behalf. Hollander Design Landscape Architects, one of the most prestigious landscape architecture firms, has completed projects from the Hamptons to Hong Kong, including the design of the John Steinbeck Waterfront Park in Sag Harbor and the Reach at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.
The firm has won more than 20 design awards in just the past five years, such as national and regional awards from the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), as well as the Stanford White and Acanthus Awards from the ICAA. The firm is also one of few landscape architecture firms ever elected to Architectural Digest’s AD100 list of top designers.
Other honorees include Skurman Architects, Bob Christian Decorative Art, the Hauppauge-based Hyde Park Mouldings, Charles Miers & Rizzoli New York, John F.W. Rogers, and Michael Lykoudis.
The awards were originally announced in 2020, but the ceremony was delayed due to the pandemic, so the honorees are now being recognized at the 2021 awards.
“This year’s honorees are an impressive collection of talent and passion. Their superb work testifies to the broad array of practices that create successful buildings and places, including skilled architects, craftspeople, artists, and landscape designers,” says Peter Lyden, the ICAA president. “Taken together, the legacy of this year’s Arthur Ross awardees is one of enduring beauty and human dignity, and thanks to their tremendous contributions, contemporary classicism is very much alive and vibrant today.”
A jury selects the winners of the awards, first established in 1982 by Arthur Ross and Henry Hope Reed.
The black-tie dinner and ceremony will take place in person at the University Club of New York on Monday at 7 p.m.