This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Arthur Ross Awards, hosted by the Institute of Classical Architecture and Classical America, which honor individuals, organizations, and firms each year for excellence in the classical tradition.
The 2011 awards recipients include Ralph Lauren, for his architectural patronage of timeless buildings, with particular acknowledgement for his new Beaux Arts flagship store on Madison Avenue in New York.
Andrew Zega and Bernd H. Dams of Paris will be recognized for their watercolors that bring to life the architectural and garden landmarks at Versailles and around the world.
The EverGreen Architectural Arts of New York, selected in the Artisanship category for their innovative conservation practices, are being awarded for restoring glory to the Empire State Building and other public buildings.
The event takes place May 2 the University Club in New York City. For tickets and information click here.