Panel of Jurors of the New Traditional Architecture Prize

The Jury is each year comprised of a group of professionals renowned in the field of the defense of traditional architecture and the restoration, both internationally and locally in Spain and Portugal. This year 2023, the jury is chaired by Leopoldo Gil Cornet and the members are Robert Adam, José Baganha, Melissa DelVecchio, Leon Krier, Michael Lykoudis, Rafael Manzano, Enrique Nuere and Stefanos Polyzoides. Alejandro García Hermida acts as Secretary of the Jury.

Robert Adam

Robert Adam is well-known in the UK and internationally as a major figure in the development of traditional and classical architecture, as a pioneer of contextual urban design, a designer of furniture, an author and a scholar. He works with clients on a range of projects including major private houses, extensions to historic buildings, and public and commercial buildings. He has extensive experience in masterplanning, speculative housing, has pioneered objective coding, and is a visiting professor of Urban Design at Strathclyde University. As well as many awards for his architecture, Robert was named 15th Richard H. Driehaus Prize Laureate in 2017 by the University of Notre Dame. Adam has advanced the acceptance of traditional design in the British architectural profession and continues to be an active member of many architecture organisations and institutions. He has been a prolific author on the theory and practice of traditional architecture and urbanism since 1975. Of particular note are the books Classical Architecture: a complete handbook (1990) and The Globalisation of Modern Architecture (2012), a humorous book The Seven Sins of Architects (2010), and Classic Columns: 40 years of writing on Architecture (2017). Adam has a particular interest in research, and through his firm has published research on masterplanning trends and on social trends in the 18 to 34 age cohort. Robert continues to lecture widely in the UK and has undertaken lecture tours of the USA, Russia, China, Iran and Brazil.

José Baganha

Graduated with a degree in Architecture from the School of Fine Arts in Porto and at the Universidade Técnica de Lisboa and is a Doctor in the Universidad del País Vasco. In 1991 he founded his own studio, working since then on residential, hotels, and commercial projects of facilities and urban. It is, in any case, in the continuation of the vernacular traditions of the Alentejo region in which the mastery of José Baganha has been deployed in the most prominent way. This is seen in the series of “Montes”. He has been a professor in the Faculty of Architecture of Viseu and Sintra in the Universidade Católica Portuguesa and guest lecturer at several European universities. He founded INTBAU Portugal, co-founded the Council for European Urbanism and is a member of the board of the College of Architectural Heritage of the Ordem dos Arquitectos. In addition to the Rafael Manzano 2017 Prize, the aforementioned qualities of his work have earned him other international awards such as the Prix Européen pour la Reconstruction de la Ville 2011, awarded by the Philippe Rotthier Foundation.

Melissa DelVecchio

Graduated with her Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Notre Dame University and a Master in Architecture from the Yale University. She joined Robert A.M. Stern Architects in 1998 and has been a Partner since 2008. Her recent design work includes Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University in Beijing; two new residential colleges at Yale University; two buildings for Harvard Business School and one for Harvard Law School; the Stayer Center for Executive Education at the University of Notre Dame, Heavener Hall at the University of Florida, and the new business school at the University of Nebraska.

Earlier in her career Ms. DelVecchio worked with Scott Merrill on residential and commercial projects at the Duany Plater-Zyberk designed towns of Seaside and Windsor in Florida, and for Mark P. Finlay Architects in Connecticut on a broad range of residential projects. She has served on design juries at Yale University and the University of Notre Dame, among others, and has lectured at the University of Notre Dame and various professional conferences in The U.S. and China.

Alejandro García Hermida

Graduated in Architecture from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and holds a PhD and a Master in Conservation and Restoration of Architectural Heritage from the same university, where he is an Associate Professor at the Department of Architectural Composition since 2019. He has been an Associate Professor at the Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio School of Architecture (Spain, from 2009 to 2019), a Visiting Scholar at the School of Architecture of the University of Notre Dame (Indiana, USA, 2016) and invited lecturer at many national and international universities, workshops and conferences. His professional practice has been focused on traditional architecture and building techniques and the restoration and study of diverse historic buildings and archaeological sites of multiple types and chronologies, mainly in Spain and Morocco. He is the Executive Director of the Richard H. Driehaus Initiatives in Spain and Portugal, including the Rafael Manzano Prize for New Traditional Architecture, the Richard H, Driehaus Architecture Competition, the Richard H. Driehaus Building Arts Awards, the Donald Gray Building Arts Grants and the National Directory of Traditional Building Masters (Hispania Nostra Award 2018, Europa Nostra Special Mention 2018), Member of the Board of Terrachidia NGO (INTBAU Excellence Award 2015), Vice Chair of INTBAU Spain and professor at the Centro de Investigación de Arquitectura Tradicional.

Leopoldo Gil Cornet

Graduated with a degree in Architecture from the Universidad de Navarra. He has been an architect at the Historic Heritage Service of the Dirección General de Cultura-Institución Príncipe de Viana of the Navarra Government since 1986. He is a Professor at the School of Architecture of Universidad de Navarra and Coordinator of the Rehabilitation and Restoration of Architectural Heritage Studies program, since 2000. He is a Member of the Academia del Partal and of the Reial Acadèmia Catalana de Belles Arts de Sant Jordi. As an architect of the Institución Príncipe de Viana, he has led numerous projects for the conservation and restoration of several monuments from Navarra, such as the Medieval Tower of the Señorío de Ayanz, 1998-2000 (Silver medal of the Asociación Española de Amigos de los Castillos, 2000), the Frente de Francia of the Pamplona walls, 2000-2009 (European Union International Prize of Cultural Heritage-Europa Nostra Prize 2012, conservation category), and the Real Colegiata de Roncesvalles, 1982-2012. He was awarded the Rafael Manzano Martos Prize in 2012. He was awarded the Restoration and Conservation of Cultural Heritage National Prize in 1998.

Leon Krier

Works as an architect, urbanist and design consultant. He studied at the University of Stuttgart before becoming an assistant to James Stirling in London and Project Partner with J. P. Kleihues in Berlin, and later developing his own private architectural practice in London 1974-97, Claviers 1998-2002 and Luxembourg since 2003. Krier has lectured at the Architectural Association School of Architecture (1973-76), the RCA (1977) and Princeton University (1977); he has been the Jefferson Professor of Architecture at the University of Virginia (1982) and Visiting Professor at Yale University School of Architecture intermittently from 1990, he was Inaugural Robert A. M. Stern visiting professor in 2015. His numerous and renowned projects include new town of Poundbury Masterplan and architectural coordination for the Duchy of Cornwall and HRH The Prince of Wales (1988 onwards); Justice Palace of Luxembourg (1990-97); Città Nuova in Alessandria, Italy (1995-99); Heulebrug in Knokke-Heist, Vlaanderen, Belgium (1998 onwards); Cayalá in Guatemala City (2003 onwards). He has been masterplan consultant for Sea Side, Fort Walton Beach, Florida since 1981and is considered the “godfather” of New Urbanism. His work has been exhibited in the Museum of Modern Art (New York) and in the American Architectural Foundation Octagon Museum (Washington, DC). He was awarded the British honour of Commander of the Royal Victorian Order, C.V.O., Silver Medal of the Académie Française in 1997, the Athena Award of the Congress of New Urbanism in 2006 and he was the inaugural recipient of the Driehaus Prize in 2003. His publications include Rational Architecture Rationelle, 1978; Albert Speer: Architecture 1932-42, 1985 and 2013; The Completion of Washington DC, 1986; Atlantis, 1987; Architecture: Choice or Fate, 1998; The Architecture of Community, 2009 (new Spanish version in 2013); and Drawing for Architecture, 2009.

Michael Lykoudis

He is the Francis and Kathleen Rooney Dean of the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture, where he has served as professor of architecture since 1991. He has devoted his career to the building, study and promotion of traditional architecture and urbanism. His activities feature the organization of several major conferences that have been collaborations between Notre Dame and other organizations including the Classical Architecture League and the Institute of Classical Architecture & Classical America, A Vision of Europe and the Congress for New Urbanism. The international conference and exhibition entitled The Art of Building Cities, took place in 1995 at the Art Institute of Chicago and was the first event in this country to specifically link the practice of contemporary classicism with the new traditional urbanism. Dean Lykoudis is the co-editor of: Building Cities, published in 1999 by Artmedia Press, and The Other Modern exhibition catalogue published in 2000 by Dogma Press. At Notre Dame, Dean Lykoudis has served the School in a number of capacities, first as the Director of Undergraduate Studies, then as Associate Chair and Chair prior to becoming Dean. As Director of Undergraduate Studies for over 10 years he was the principal organizer of the new classical and urban curriculum, and Dean Lykoudis established several new initiatives within the School of Architecture. Since 2003, he has served as chair of the Richard H. Driehaus Prize jury. The Driehaus Prize honors, promotes and encourages architectural excellence that applies the principles of traditional, classical and sustainable architecture and urbanism in contemporary society and environments. A graduate of Cornell University, Dean Lykoudis earned his Master’s degree from the University of Illinois’ joint business administration and architecture program. Prior to joining the Notre Dame faculty, he worked as a project designer and architect for firms in Florida, Greece, Connecticut and New York. He has directed his own practice since 1983 in Athens, Stamford, CT. and now in South Bend, IN. His work has been published in the national and international architectural journals as well as in the popular press. He has lectured at universities around the country and abroad as well as to professional and civic organizations.

Rafael Manzano Martos

Graduated with a degree in Architecture from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, he is academic and professor of the History of Architecture, has dedicated his life to the study of Classicism, both in the West and in the Islamic world, restoring multiple monuments in Spain and realizing an architecture that, within the modernity imposed by our time, has never renounced the values of classical legacy. As a defender of the aforementioned values, Rafael Manzano Martos was the winner of the 8th Richard H. Driehaus Prize for Classical Architecture, awarded in the United States in 2010 and promoted by the great American philantropist Richard H. Driehaus through the School of Architecture at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana.

He has been Professor at the School of Architecture of the University of Seville since 1966, where he was also Dean from 1974 to 1978. He was headed to the preservation of the Reales Alcázares of Seville from 1970 to 1991, chaired the works commission of the Real Patronato of the Alhambra and the Generalife from 1971 to 1981 (Shiller Prize for Restoration of Monuments in 1980), and headed up the preservation of the ancient Caliphal city of Medina Azahara from 1975 to 1985. He has published diverse texts on Medieval and Islamic architecture.

He is a member of many national and international institutions, such as Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando; the Royal Academies of History and Fine Arts of Granada, Córdoba, Cádiz, Málaga, Écija, Toledo and La Coruña; and the Real Academia Sevillana de Buenas Letras. He has been awarded the Gold Medal of the Fine Arts of Spain and, in 2010, the Richard H. Driehaus Prize, and he is Comendador con Placa de la Orden Civil de Alfonso X el Sabio.

Enrique Nuere Matauco

He graduated in Architecture from the School of Architecture of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and holds a Ph.D. from the same university since 1967. He is a member of the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando (Madrid), of the Academia de San Telmo (Málaga), of the Real Academia de San Miguel Arcángel (Santa Cruz de Tenerife), of the Academia del Partal and a member of the board of trustees of the Alhambra and the Generalife (1986-1995).

Since the 80s, he focuses his activity both in restoration and in teaching, becoming an specialist in historic carpentry, having written diverse books and articles on this topic. He was an Associate Professor at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid School of Architecture (till 2008) and invited lecturer in various courses, workshops and conferences on wood in restoration and rehabilitation at many Spanish Universities and Insitutes of Architects, as well as in Rome.

His work obtained multiple awards such as the Rafael Manzano Prize 2016, among others.

Stefanos Polyzoides

Stefanos Polyzoides was born and educated in Athens, Greece, later earning B. A. and M.A. degrees in Architecture and Planning from Princeton University. His career includes a broad span of practice in architecture and urbanism, its history, theory, education and design. He is cofounder of the Congress for the New Urbanism and, with his wife Elizabeth Moule, a partner in Moule & Polyzoides, a Pasadena, California practice since 1990. From 1973 until 1997, he was Associate Professor of Architecture at USC. He has led projects in the design of educational, institutional, commercial and civic buildings, historic rehabilitation, housing, and the urban design of university campuses, neighborhoods and districts throughout the US. He is the co-author of Los Angeles Courtyard Housing: A Typological Analysis (1977), The Plazas of New Mexico (2012), and the author of R.M. Schindler, Architect (1982) and the forthcoming edition. He also helped recover significant parts of the architectural and urban history of Southern California by organizing various distinguished exhibitions their catalogs: Caltech 1910–1950: An Urban Architecture for Southern California, Myron Hunt 1868–1952: The Search for a Regional Architecture, Wallace Neff: The Romance of Regional Architecture, and Johnson, Kaufmann & Coate: Partners in the California Style. He is currently working in a book on the Spanish Ensanches.

Jury of the Richard H. Driehaus Heritage Preservation Medal

In addition to members of the Rafael Manzano Prize Jury, Ramón Mayo and Alexandre de Resende are also part of the Heritage Preservation Medal Panel of Jurors.

Ramón Mayo

He completed a Professional Training and joined the largest Spanish civil works construction company of the 70s as a Industrial Master, developing his work with different technical functions that allowed him to acquire multidisciplinary experience and to later graduate with a degree in Technical Engineering of Public Works. In 1979 he worked as a site manager, where he learnt in depth the traditional building crafts by team work, and became especially interested in interventions in historic buildings. In 1987 he established Kalam, creating his own team that covered the basic disciplines of rehabilitation: traditional masonry, carpentry, artistic plumbing in lead and zinc, plasters, sgraffito, painting on canvas, panel painting and wall painting, coffered ceilings, mosaics, etc. That team grew becoming a thousand professionals worldwide who count on the EOAK (Kalam’s Crafts School) for training. Besides, they also develop projects that contribute to the improvement of heritage conservation through EKABA (Kalam Space for the Fine Arts), including cultural and social initiatives and events. In 2016, during the Annual Europa Nostra Congress, he received a Special Mention in the Category of Dedication to the Service of Heritage from the European Union Awards for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra 2016 Contest. His business works have received other acknowledgments from this institution, both in Spain and France.

Alexandre de Resende

For a decade he was a teacher and director of the Hewlett-Packard marketing agency in Portugal and, between 2010 and 2012, he was responsible for commercial and corporate diplomacy of the British network “The Luxury Network” at the embassies of the United Kingdom in Portugal and in Qatar.

Since 2012 he represents the presidency of the Serra Henriques Foundation in institutional cooperation programs with universities, professional public institutions and scholarships of the Portuguese government for the protection of cultural heritage and territorial development. Among them, the implementation of the National Policy for Architecture and Landscape stands out.

Also in this field he is a commissioner of the Permanent Representation Chamber in Portugal of the European Cities and Regions Network for Culture, established in 1994 by the European Commission and the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the Member States of the European Union.

In collaboration with the Ordem dos Arquitectos and the Portuguese Academy, he manages the national university award for architecture and urbanism (Archiprix).