Winner of Classic Architecture Award Announced

16 December 2010 (Last Updated December 16th, 2010 18:30)

US-based architect Robert Stern has been named the 2011 recipient of the Richard H Driehaus Prize for Classical Architecture. Stern will receive $200,000 and a model of the Choregic Monument of Lysikrates during a ceremony on 26 March 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. The Driehaus

US-based architect Robert Stern has been named the 2011 recipient of the Richard H Driehaus Prize for Classical Architecture.

Stern will receive $200,000 and a model of the Choregic Monument of Lysikrates during a ceremony on 26 March 2011 in Chicago, Illinois.

The Driehaus Prize is presented annually by the University of Notre Dame's School of Architecture to recognise classicism in the contemporary built environment.

Known as a modern traditionalist architect, Stern is founder and senior partner of New York-based Robert AM Stern Architects and dean of the Yale University School of Architecture, Connecticut.

His work includes the Comcast Center, the tallest building in Philadelphia; the future George W Bush Presidential Library at Southern Methodist University in Texas; two residential buildings at Yale; and the glass-and-steel shelters for city bus riders in Chicago.