Erin Besler of Los Angeles-based Besler & Sons and Marcel Sanchez-Prieto of San Diego- and Tijuana, Mexico-based CRO Studio have been named among the 2018-2019 Rome Prize fellows. The two designers represent winners in the prize’s architecture category and are among 27 other awardees for the year in various other fields. The annual prize confers a one- to two-year fellowship at the American Academy in Rome’s headquarters in Rome, Italy that includes a stipend for research and room and board accommodations. The awards will result in an exhibition at the institution following an intensive research period. Besler’s proposal “The Problem with the Corner Problem" will look into the problematic nature of corner conditions in architecture. Sanchez-Prieto’s proposal is titled “Architectural Divides.” Joannie Bottkol of the National Parks Service and Lori Wong of the Getty Conservation Institute were awarded Rome Prize fellowships in the historic preservation category. Zaneta Hong, assistant professor of landscape architecture at the University of Virginia, and Michael James Saltarella of Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates were awarded Rome Prize fellowships in the landscape architecture category. Other Rome Prize winners include: Ancient Studies Liana Brent* Allison L. C. Emmerson Eric J. Kondratieff Mark Letteney Victoria C. Moses** Sean Tandy Literature Kirstin Valdez Quade Bennett Sims Medieval Studies Anna Majeski* Austin Powell John F. Romano Modern Italian Studies Franco Baldasso Jim Carter Alessandra Ciucci Musical Composition Michelle Lou Jessie Marino Renaissance and Early Modern Studies Talia Di Manno Denis J.-J. Robichaud Visual Arts Michael Ray Charles Sze Tsung Nicolás Leong Helen O’Leary Karyn Olivier Basil Twist Italian Fellows Ila Bêka Carmen Belmonte Invernomuto (Simone Bertuzzi and Simone Trabucchi) Renato Leotta Francesco Lovino Virginia Virilli Francesco Zorzi * year two of two-year fellowship ** year one of two-year fellowship
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The American Academy in Rome announced its winners for the 2017–18 Rome Prize, a fellowship that supports advanced independent work and research in the arts and humanities. This year’s 29 recipients will receive a stipend, workspace, and living space at the Academy’s 11-acre campus in Rome to pursue further work among peers. Winners are selected annually through a national competition process and evaluated by an independent jury of scholars and artists. Highlighted below are the individuals that won the prizes for architecture, design, historic preservation and conservation, and landscape architecture. Architecture Founders Rome Prize Brandon Clifford Assistant Professor, School of Architecture and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Ghosts of Rome Arnold W. Brunner/Katherine Edwards Gordon Rome Prize Keith Krumwiede Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Associate Professor, College of Architecture and Design, New Jersey Institute of Technology A Pattern Book of Houses for a World After the End of Work Design Mark Hampton Rome Prize Jennifer Birkeland and Jonathan A. Scelsa Partners, op.AL The Roman Roof-Scape—The Atrium as Landscape–Urban Infrastructure Cynthia Hazen Polsky and Leon Polsky Rome Prize Tricia Treacy Assistant Professor, Graphic Design, Department of Art, Appalachian State University modes + methods of dialog + collaboration Historic Preservation and Conservation Charles K. Williams II Rome Prize Lisa Deleonardis Austen-Stokes Professor, Department of the History of Art, John Hopkins University A Transatlantic Response to Worlds That Shake: Jesuit Contributions to Anti-Seismic Building Design in Early Modern Italy and Peru Booth Family Rome Prize Liz Ševčenko Director, Humanities Action Lab, The New School + Rutgers University–Newark Confronting Denial: Preservation for a Post-Truth Era Landscape Architecture Garden Club of America Rome Prize Rosetta S. Elkin Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University; Associate, Arnold Arboretum Shorelines: The Case of Italian Stone Pine Prince Charitable Trusts/Rolland Rome Prize Alison B. Hirsch AND Aroussiak Gabrielan Co-founders, foreground design agency, Los Angeles, California; Hirsch: Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture + Urbanism, School of Architecture, University of Southern California; Gabrielian: Ph.D. Candidate in Media Arts + Practice, School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California Rome Real-and-Imagined: Cinematic Fictions and Future Landscapes For more on the 2017–2018 Rome Prize winners, see this list here. For more on the American Academy in Rome, see its website here.
The American Academy in Rome has announced the winners of the 117th annual Rome Prize, a national competition awarded to approximately thirty individuals who show outstanding work in the arts and humanities. The prize includes a fellowship and stipend, a study or studio, and an invitation to Rome for six months to two years to work within the Academy and with its students to further explore artistic, professional, or scholarly pursuits while learning from the knowledge of peers. This year, 44 individuals comprised nine peer juries that completed the application selection process. Highlighted below are the winners that make up this years architecture, design, historic preservation and conservation, and landscape architecture categories. ARCHITECTURE James R. Lamantia, Jr. Rome Prize Thomas Kelley Visiting Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Chicago Partner, Norman Kelley, LLC, Chicago, IL and New York, NY Economy of Illusions: A (re)Valuation of Rome’s Visual Culture Cynthia Hazen Polsky and Leon Polsky Rome Prize Catie Newell Assistant Professor of Architecture, Taubman College, University of Michigan Principal, *Alibi Studio, Detroit, MI Involving Darkness DESIGN Rolland Rome Prize Nicholas de Monchaux Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture and Urban Design, University of California, Berkeley Robustness, Resilience, Redundancy and Rome. Abigail Cohen Rome Prize Catherine Wagner Artist, San Francisco, CA Professor, Department of Art, Mills College Re-classifying History II HISTORIC PRESERVATION AND CONSERVATION Booth Family Rome Prize Thomas Leslie Pickard Chilton Professor in Architecture, Department of Architecture, Iowa State University “Building Correctly:” Pier Luigi Nervi and the Synthesis of the Constructeur National Endowment for the Arts Rome Prize Thompson M. Mayes Deputy General Counsel, Law Department, National Trust for Historic Preservation Why This Place Matters Mark Hampton Rome Prize Max Page Professor of Architecture and History, Department of Art, Architecture, and Art History, University of Massachusetts, Amherst Usable Pasts: The Legacy of Mussolini and the Lessons of Scarpa LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE Garden Club of America Rome Prize Bradley E. Cantrell Director and Associate Professor, Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture, Louisiana State University Synthetic and Responsive Ecologies Prince Charitable Trusts Rome Prize Elizabeth Fain LaBombard Associate, James Corner Field Operations, New York, NY Living on the Edge: Re-thinking Landscape on the Periphery of Rome
The American Academy in Rome announced the winners of the 116th annual Rome Prize Competition. Drawn from a variety of disciplines including musical composition, literature and design, fellowships have been awarded to 30 Italy-bound scholars. Randall Mason and Elizabeth Kaiser Schulte have been awarded the Historical Preservation and Conservation fellowships; Pablo Castro Estévez and William O'Brien Jr. for Architecture, and Ross Benjamin Altheimer and Karen M'Closkey for Landscape Architecture. Recipients of the 2012-2013 Rome Prizes are provided with a fellowship that includes a stipend, a study or studio, and room and board for a period of six months to two years in Rome, Italy. A more detailed list of the 2012-2013 Rome Prize winners follows: ANCIENT STUDIES National Endowment for the Humanities/Phyllis G. Gordan Post-Doctoral Rome Prize EMMA BLAKE Assistant Professor, School of Anthropology, University of Arizona Prelude to Rome: Networks and Ethnicities in Early Italy National Endowment for the Humanities/Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Post-Doctoral Rome Prize STEVEN J.R. ELLIS Assistant Professor, Department of Classics, University of Cincinnati The Roman Retail Industry: A contextual and interdisciplinary approach to its history and socio-economic role in the shaping of Roman urban space Arthur Ross Pre-Doctoral Rome Prize THOMAS HENDRICKSON Department of Classics, University of California, Berkeley Life and Libraries in Ancient Rome Andrew Heiskell Post-Doctoral Rome Prize BRENDA LONGFELLOW Associate Professor, School of Art & Art History, University of Iowa Past Lives, Present Meanings: Reused Statues in Imperial Rome Irene Rosenzweig/Samuel H. Kress Foundation/Helen M. Woodruff Fellowship of the Archaeological Institute of America Pre-Doctoral Rome Prize CLAUDIA MOSER Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, Brown University Material Witnesses: The Altars of Republican Rome and Latium and the Memory of Sacrifice Paul Mellon/Samuel H. Kress Foundation Pre-Doctoral Rome Prize (year one of a two-year fellowship) IRENE SAN PIETRO Department of Classical Studies, Columbia University Fasting, Prayer, Alms: Christian Virtue Theory and the Transition from Apostolic to Institutional Church Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Pre-Doctoral Rome Prize DENTON ALEXANDER WALTHALL Department of Art & Archaeology, Princeton University A Measured Harvest: Grain, Tithes, and Territories in Hellenistic and Roman Sicily (276-31 BCE) ARCHITECTURE James R. Lamantia, Jr., Rome Prize PABLO CASTRO ESTÉVEZ Principal, OBRA Architects, New York, NY Seeking a New Poetic of Dwelling: The Lessons of Modern Social Housing in Europe in the Early Twentieth Century Founders Rome Prize WILLIAM O’BRIEN, JR. Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Principal, William O'Brien, Jr., LLC, Cambridge, Massachusetts Anachronous Formalisms: The Renewed Novelty of Architectures of Rome DESIGN Katherine Edwards Gordon Rome Prize ERIK ADIGARD Founder and Designer, M-A-D Lecturer, California College of the Arts From Stones to Cloud: the entropy of image Cynthia Hazen Polsky and Leon Polsky Rome Prize NICHOLAS BLECHMAN Art Director, The New York Times, New York, NY Nozone XI: Indigestion (The Food Issue) HISTORIC PRESERVATION AND CONSERVATION National Endowment for the Arts Rome Prize RANDALL MASON Associate Professor, Graduate Program in Historic Preservation, School of Design, University of Pennsylvania Gustavo Giovannoni’s Urban Conservation Booth Family Rome Prize ELIZABETH KAISER SCHULTE Owner/Chief Conservator, Elizabeth Kaiser Schulte Conservation of Art and Historic Artifacts on Paper, Atlanta, GA Changing Views of Rome Through the Eyes of Tourists and Mapmakers: Creation, Preservation, Education LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE Prince Charitable Trusts Rome Prize ROSS BENJAMIN ALTHEIMER Landscape Architecture Studio Leader, Hammel Green and Abrahamson, Minneapolis, MN Welds and Quips in Subterranean Rome Garden Club of America Rome Prize KAREN M’CLOSKEY Assistant Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture, University of Pennsylvania A Field Guide to Rome: Baedeker and Beyond LITERATURE John Guare Writer’s Fund Rome Prize, a gift of Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman LUCY CORIN Associate Professor, Department of English, University of California, Davis BELL Joseph Brodsky Rome Prize, a gift of the Drue Heinz Trust/American Academy of Arts and Letters JESSICA FISHER Holloway Post-Doctoral Fellow in Poetry and Poetics, University of California, Berkeley A lyric essay, Defect, and a book that draws on aspects of fresco painting, tentatively titled Daywork MEDIEVAL STUDIES Millicent Mercer Johnsen Post-Doctoral Rome Prize JOSHUA COLIN BIRK Assistant Professor, Department of History, Smith College Baptized Sultans: The Norman Kings of Sicily & the Birth of the Anti-Islamic Critique MODERN ITALIAN STUDIES Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Post-Doctoral Rome Prize DOMINIQUE KIRCHNER REILL Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Miami Rebel City: Fiume's Challenge To Wilson's Europe, 1918-1924 Marian and Andrew Heiskell Pre-Doctoral Rome Prize BETH SAUNDERS Department of Art History, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York Developing Italy: Photography, History, and National Identity during the Risorgimento, 1839-1855 Donald and Maria Cox/Samuel H. Kress Foundation Pre-Doctoral Rome Prize (year two of a two-year fellowship) CAMILLE S. MATHIEU Department of the History of Art, University of California, Berkeley Revolutionizing the Antique: French Artists and Artistic Community in Napoleonic Rome, 1803-1819 MUSICAL COMPOSITION Luciano Berio Rome Prize ANTHONY CHEUNG Junior Fellow, Society of Fellows, Harvard University SynchroniCities for Chamber Ensemble with Electronics; A 20th Century Genealogy of Transcription (Aide-mémoire, Pedagogy, Recording, and the Jazz Canon) Elliott Carter Rome Prize JESSE JONES DMA Candidate, Department of Music, Cornell University Of the Soul RENAISSANCE AND EARLY MODERN STUDIES Lily Auchincloss Post-Doctoral Rome Prize PATRICK BAKER Senior Lecturer, Department of Medieval and Neo-Latin Philology, University of Münster The Roots of the ars historica in Fifteenth-Century Italy Robert Lehman Pre-Doctoral Rome Prize PETER JONATHAN BELL Institute of Fine Arts, New York University The Reinvention of the Bronze Statuette in Renaissance Italy: Presentation, Material, Facture Samuel H. Kress Pre-Doctoral Rome Prize (year one of a two-year fellowship) MARI YOKO HARA McIntire Department of Art, University of Virginia Places of Performance: Scenography, Painting, and Architecture of Baldassarre Peruzzi VISUAL ARTS Joseph H. Hazen Rome Prize POLLY APFELBAUM Artist, New York, NY Critic, Graduate Fine Arts Department, School of Visual Arts and Art Institute of Chicago Rome and the flatbed picture plane Henry W. and Marian T. Mitchell Rome Prize CARL D’ALVIA Artist, West Cornwall, CT Metamorphosis and Grotesquerie John Armstrong Chaloner/Jacob H. Lazarus-Metropolitan Museum of Art Rome Prize GLENDALYS MEDINA Artist, New York, NY The Shank comes to Rome! Chuck Close Rome Prize NARI WARD Artist, New York, NY Professor, Department of Art, Hunter College, City University of New York If You See Something, Sense Something