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Awards: Theodore Prudon wins the Arts and Letters Award in Architecture by the American Acadey of Arts and Letters (19th May 2016, Audubon Terrace, New York, USA)
DATE: 19/5/2016
Theodore Prudon, Chair of docomomo US, was awarded the Arts and Letters Award in Architecture by the American Academy of Arts and Letters, which "recognizes an American who explores ideas in architecture through any medium of expression".

"[...] The jurors were Elizabeth Diller (chairman), Henry Cobb, Peter Eisenman, Kenneth Frampton, Hugh Hardy, Steven Holl, Cesar Pelli, James Polshek, Robert A. M. Stern, and Tod Williams. The awards will be presented in New York City in May at the Academy’s annual Ceremonial. Work by the winners will be featured in an upcoming exhibition on view in the Academy’s galleries on Audubon Terrace from May 19 to June 12."

"Theodore Prudon is an architect, preservationist, architectural engineer, author, and educator. ´While many significant historic buildings no longer exist and can only be celebrated in print´, said James Polshek, ´many notable modernist buildings are now preserved, restored, and experienced in reality. It is this latter gift to architecture and the general culture that Theodore Prudon has conveyed through his stewardship as founding partner of the not-for-profit entity dedicated to the Documentation and Conservation of the Modernist Movement (Docomomo US). His persistence, scholarship, refined visual judgment, and leadership have allowed him to sustain and expand this unique and effective organization.´ Notable projects in New York City include the Woolworth and Chrysler Buildings, the New York Public Library, and the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church. Dr. Prudon teaches at Columbia´s GSAPP."

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