The Richard H. Driehaus Prize at the University of Notre Dame
The Driehaus Prize complements the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture’s classical and urbanist curriculum, providing a forum for celebrating and advancing the principles of the traditional city with an emphasis on sustainability.
Established in 2003, the Driehaus Prize is 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.
In conjunction, the School presents the Henry Hope Reed Award to recognize achievement in the promotion and preservation of those ideals among people who work outside the architecture field. Together, the $200,000 Driehaus Prize and the $50,000 Reed Award represent the most significant recognition for classicism in the contemporary built environment.
Meet Our Laureates
With each new laureate, the community is expanded and the conversation surrounding issues of tradition, sustainability, livability and humanism becomes richer.
Beauty, harmony, and context are hallmarks of classical architecture, thus fostering communities, enhancing the quality of our shared environment, and developing sustainable solutions through traditional materials.Richard H. Driehaus
In 2022, the Driehaus Prize has formed a community of practitioners and friends who are committed to building a better and more beautiful built environment. Below is a selection of work, a single project from each laureate, highlighting the diversity of perspectives within our community.
The Henry Hope Reed Award
Awarded in conjunction with the Driehaus Prize, the Henry Hope Reed Award recognizes an individual working outside the practice of architecture who has supported the cultivation of the traditional city, its architecture and art through writing, planning or promotion.