Tuesday, April 19, 2011
2011 Ferguson Jacobs Prize in Architecture
Congratulations to Assistant Teaching Professor Charles L. Rosenblum, Ph.D. who has been awarded the 2011 Ferguson Jacobs Prize in Architecture.
The Carnegie Mellon University College of Fine Arts Centennial History will publish through the Carnegie Mellon University Press a book that is a history of the structure and a catalogue of its spaces, paintings and sculpture. Assistant Teaching Professor Charles L. Rosenblum, Ph.D., who completed his dissertation on Hornbostel’s work, is collaborating with University Archivist, Jennie Benford. Rosenblum’s research focuses on the history and theory of the building’s design and construction, while Benford specializes in the social history and use of the building. Nearly all of the research and much of the writing is complete. Requested funds would be spent on acutely needed building photography.
The Ferguson Jacobs Prize was established to promote the continuity of tradition in contemporary architectural practice. It encourages design excellence based on long-standing design principles that promote beauty and harmony in the built environment. Endowed by Mark Ferguson, Arch ’78 and Natalie Jacobs, Arch ’79, this prize of $5000 is available to students and faculty on alternating years in the School of Architecture. The prize supports projects that explore the classical tradition as vital knowledge to an architect’s education, practice and scholarship, or to individual apprenticeships and internships with a classical focus. Emphasis is placed on the dissemination of knowledge of the classical tradition and impact on the wider School of Architecture community.