Tradewood Industries was a Gold level sponsor at the ICAA John Russell Pope Awards on April 24, 2017 for the ICAA, Washington Mid Atlantic region.
A number of the ICAA Chapters host annual award ceremonies to celebrate regional achievements in classical and traditional architecture and design:
The John Russell Pope Awards recognize the best work of individuals who contribute to the creation of classical and traditional architecture in the Washington Mid Atlantic region.
The Awards are named for John Russell Pope, 1874-1937, best known as the architect of the Jefferson Memorial and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Pope’s additional significant works include the National Archives Building, Constitution Hall, the Temple of the Scottish Right, and Woodend, a mansion in Chevy Chase, Maryland. He was born in New York and educated at the American School of Architecture in Rome (later called the American Academy in Rome) and the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He was renowned for interpreting European classicism in a new, American form. Pope’s domestic and monumental architecture established him as a “leader in the development of highly refined and restrained classicism.”
The Awards recognize the best work of individuals who contribute to the creation of classical and traditional architecture in the Washington Mid Atlantic region.
One of the Award winners this year is "House On Chain Bridge Road", Jones & Boer Architects, Inc., Washington D.C. for New Residential Design over 5,000 square feet. This is new construction on land that became available after a fire destroyed the previous home. With a blank slate, the developer wanted to build a new speculative house that rivaled the beauty and grandeur of the great mansions built in the city during the 1910s and 1920s. The new design would be a testament to the beauty, craftsmanship, quality, and a sense of timelessness that is still valued and achievable in today's real estate market.
With lofty aesthetic principles in mind for the design, Tradewood Industries was given the opportunity to provide the historically correct double hung windows and French doors constructed of solid mahogany made in the distinguishing details as specified by the architect.
Tradewood has been the sponsor for many ICAA events over the years from the Northeast to South. Once again, Tradewood will sponsor the annual Bulfinch Awards as winners will be recognized at a ceremonial reception and dinner gala in the Harvard Hall at the Harvard Club of Boston, designed by Parker, Thomas & Rice, at 374 Commonwealth Avenue, in Boston, Saturday evening, April 29, 2017.