No. 318 . 17 January 2007 
ArchitectureWeek
ArchWeek Image

Barnes Gold Medal

by ArchitectureWeek

Only five times in the 100-year history of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Gold Medal has the AIA's highest honor been awarded posthumously. Renowned 20th-century architect Edward Larrabee Barnes, FAIA has now joined the ranks of the others — Thomas Jefferson, Eero Saarinen, Richard Neutra, William Caudill, and Samuel Mockbee — who did not live long enough to enjoy this well deserved symbol of professional recognition.

Barnes is perhaps best remembered for fusing American modernism with vernacular architecture. In describing him, Henry N. Cobb, FAIA, founding partner with Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, remarked: "With characteristically quiet determination, Edward Barnes produced a large body of distinguished built work — some of them too-little celebrated — during his more than 40 years of practice. Although Barnes was modest, perhaps to a fault, and often seemed to operate 'below the radar' of critical acclaim, his influence has nonetheless been broad and deep."   >>>

Continue...

Departments   ·   News   ·   Design   ·   Building   ·   Design Tools   ·   Environment   ·   Culture

 

ArchitectureWeek Daily Headlines

IN THIS ISSUE
 Contents/RSS
News
Barnes Gold Medal
Building
Embedded Lab
Environment
Unsustainable

AND MORE
  Current Contents
  Blog Center
  Download Center
  New Products
  Products Guide
  Classic Home
  Architecture Forum
  Architects Directory
  Topics Library
  Complete Archive
  Web Directory
  About ArchWeek
  Search
  Subscribe & Contribute
  Free Newsletters
   

 
QUIZ
 
NEXT WEEK
Send this to a friend       Subscribe       Contribute       Media Kit       Privacy       Comments Next Page >
GREAT BUILDINGS   |   DISCUSSION   |   COMMUNITY   |   NEW BOOKS   |   FREE 3D   |   SEARCH
http://www.ArchitectureWeek.com/2007/0117/index.html
© 2007 Artifice, Inc. - All Rights Reserved