Laurinda Spear and Bernardo Fort-Brescia honored laureates of the 2019 American Prize for Architecture

The Chicago Athenaeum and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies presented Bernardo and Laurinda with the 2019 American Prize for Architecture, also known as The Louis H. Sullivan Award. The award is given to architects whose impact have contributed to humankind and history through architecture.

A special awards ceremony and gala was held at the Mr. C Coconut Grove hotel in Miami, FL, where the international design community convened for an evening to honor the extraordinary accomplishments of architects from around the world. More than 100 projects were presented at the prestigious 2019 American Architecture Awards® for the best new architecture designed by American architects and by international architects with offices in the United States. Adding a special touch to the evening, Laurinda and Bernardo were presented with hand crafted laurels from Athens, Greece.

The American Architecture Awards, founded 25 years ago, is a centerpiece of The Chicago Athenaeum and the European Centre’s efforts to identify and promote best practices in all types of architectural development and to bring a global focus to spotlight the best new designs from the United States. It is the only national and global program of its kind. Previous American Prize Laureates include Sir Norman Foster, Michael Graves, and Richard Meier.