Anne Fairfax Ellett

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Anne Fairfax Ellett
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Born
Sapporo, Japan
NationalityAmerican
Other namesAnne Fairfax
CitizenshipUnited States of America
Alma materOxford University
OccupationArchitect AIA, RIBA
Known for
  • Architect
  • Preservationist
  • Educator
  • Catalyst
  • Founding member of the Institute of Classical Architecture
Spouse(s)Richard Sammons
Websitehttps://fairfaxandsammons.com

Anne Fairfax Ellett also known as Anne Fairfax (born March 30, 1954) is an American architect, preservationist, educator, and a catalyst for new traditional architecture and urbanism. She is a founding member of the Institute of Classical Architecture and also later served as chairman..[1] Anne Fairfax is also a selected member of the INTBAU College of Traditional Practitioners (ICTP)"Landmarks Preservation Commission". Town of Palm Beach Florida. Retrieved 2021-01-06.</ref>.

Biography

Anne Fairfax was born in Sapporo, Japan. After working for architecture firms in Virginia, Hawaii, and New York, she and Richard Sammons founded Fairfax & Sammons Architects Inc. P.C. in New York City (1991) and later Fairfax, Sammons & Partners LLC in Palm Beach, FL (2004). From 1996 to 2004, the New York City office served as headquarters for the non-profit organization, Classical America, headed by the notable American architecture critic Henry Hope Reed Jr.[2] and Arthur Ross (philanthropist).

Education

Anne Fairfax graduated from high school in 1972 from La Pietra, The Hawaii School for Girls. She attended Goddard College in 1972-73, specializing in design and building and received her Associate's Degree from the Honolulu Community College (1977), where she studied carpentry, architectural drafting, and graphic design. She received her Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree from The University of Virginia (1985), and her Master's Degree in Sustainable Urban Development from Oxford University (2019).

Career

In 1991, Anne fairfax worked for notable architect Juan Pablo Molyneux. Shortly after that, she started a firm with Richard Sammons, which became Fairfax & Sammons Architects, Inc. PC adding Fairfax, Sammons & Partners, LLC in Palm Beach in 2004. She taught a graduate-level studio specializing in traditional and classical design as the Harrison Associates Scholar in Historic Preservation (2004) at The Georgia Institute of Technology School of Architecture. She also served as an instructor at The Prince of Wales's Institute of Architecture American Summer Program (1996) and for the inaugural summer program of The Institute for the Study of Classical Architecture (1992). Anne Fairfax was a co-panelist with Robert Stern for the exhibition, "The American Style, Colonial Revival, and the Modern Metropolis," at the Museum of The City of NY (February 2011). She was also a participant in the Coudert Institute Round Table on Architecture, with Richard Sammons, Paul Goldberger, Vladimir Kagan, and John Loring as a moderator in Palm Beach, Florida (Winter, 2010)[3] She spearheaded a visioning project for an urban quarter, Marion Square, in Charleston, South Carolina, CNU Charter Award for best Urban Design[4]. The neighborhood regeneration project Sant Julià de Lòria, Andorra in the Pyrenees, was presented at the 14th Annual US/ICOMOS International Symposium, Washington DC (June 2011)[5] and at INTBAU Conference in Vicenza The Stones of Vicenza: Study Tour (May 2017). It also won a 2010 New Urbanism CNU Charter Award for Best of Small Town Modernization. Participation in the Richard H. Driehaus Concurso de Arquitectura for the regeneration of small Spanish towns garnered awards in 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.

Press

Awards

Year Award Awarded by Category
2020 Palladio Award Traditional Building and Period Homes[6] Restoration and Renovation
2019 Stanford White Award The Institute of Classical Architecture and Art[7] Residential Architecture - New Construction Over 5,000 SF
2019 Addison Mizner Medal The Institute of Classical Architecture and Art Florida[8] Renovation/Addition
2019 Addison Mizner Medal The Institute of Classical Architecture and Art Florida[9] Renovation/Addition
2018 Polly Earl Award Palm Beach Preservation Foundation[10] Excellence in the rehabilitation of smaller scale, landmarked properties
2018 Stanford White Award The Institute of Classical Architecture and Art[11] Residential Architecture – Renovations & Additions
2018 Addison Mizner Medal The Institute of Classical Architecture and Art Florida[12] Renovation/Addition
2018 The Richard H. Driehaus Building Arts Award Driehaus International Competition[13] Honorable mention for Urban Design
2018 Palladio Award Traditional Building and Period Homes[14] Residential Multi-Unit
2017 Stanford White Award The Institute of Classical Architecture and Art[15] Residential Architecture – New Construction Under 5,000 SF
2017 The Richard H. Driehaus Building Arts Award Driehaus International Competition[16] Honorable mention for Urban Design
2017 Palladio Award Traditional Building and Period Homes[17] New Design & Construction, more than 5,000 SF
2017 Addison Mizner Medal The Institute of Classical Architecture and Art Florida[18] Interior Architecture
2016 Palladio Award Traditional Building and Period Homes[19] New Design & Construction, less than 5,000 SF
2016 Addison Mizner Medal The Institute of Classical Architecture and Art Florida[20] Residential
2015 Addison Mizner Medal The Institute of Classical Architecture and Art Florida[21] Architecture Interiors
2015 Stanford White Award The Institute of Classical Architecture and Art[22] Multi-family
2013 The Arthur Ross Award, for Lifetime Achievement in Architecture The Institute of Classical Architecture and Art[23] Excellence in preserving and advancing the Classical tradition
2010 Philip Trammell Shutze Award The Institute of Classical Architecture and Art[24] Residential Over 10,000 SF
2010 Philip Trammell Shutze Award The Institute of Classical Architecture and Art[25] Urban Design
2010 CNU Charter Award Congress for the New Urbanism[26] Block, Street, and Building

Books

[American Houses - The Architecture of Fairfax & Sammons ; Mary Miers (Author) ; Adele Chatfield-Taylor (Introduction) ; Rizzoli International Publications (November 2006); ISBN 0-8478-2857-3

References

  1. "Paul Gunther Steps Down After 10 Years as ICA&A President". Business of Home. Retrieved 2021-01-06.
  2. Gray, Christopher (1999-09-19). "Streetscapes/Henry Hope Reed; An Architecture Critic Who Still Loves the Classics (Published 1999)". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2021-01-06.
  3. "Vladimir Kagan's Blog". Vladimir Kagan's Blog. Retrieved 2021-01-06.
  4. "Charter Awards". CNU. 2015-06-08. Retrieved 2021-01-06.
  5. "14th Annual US/ICOMOS International Symposium". US/ICOMOS. Retrieved 2021-01-06.
  6. "2020 Palladio Award". Traditional Building Magazine. Retrieved 13 May 2020.
  7. "2019 Stanford White Award". ICAA. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  8. "2019 Addison Mizner Winners". ICAA Florida. Retrieved 12 February 2020.
  9. "2019 Addison Mizner Winners". ICAA Florida. Retrieved 12 February 2020.
  10. "Design honors: Five Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach winners". Palm Beach Daily News. Retrieved 4 May 2018.
  11. "The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art's 2018 Stanford White Awards". Traditional Building Magazine. Retrieved 13 November 2018.
  12. "2018 Addison Mizner Winners". ICAA Florida. Retrieved 2 December 2018.
  13. "Driehaus International Competition 2017-2018 Edition". Richard H. Driehaus Building Arts Awards and Architecture Competition 2017-2018. Retrieved 2 July 2018.
  14. "2018 Palladio Award Winners". Traditional Building Magazine. Retrieved 14 March 2018.
  15. "The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art's 2017 Stanford White Awards". ICAA. Retrieved 11 November 2017.
  16. "Driehaus International Competition 2016-2017 Edition". Richard H. Driehaus Building Arts Awards and Architecture Competition 2016-2017. Retrieved 15 May 2017.
  17. "Announcing the 2017 Palladio Winners". Traditional Building Magazine. Retrieved 24 March 2017.
  18. "2017 Addison Mizner Winners". ICAA Florida. Retrieved 3 October 2017.
  19. "The 2016 Palladio Award Winners". Traditional Building Magazine. Retrieved 31 March 2016.
  20. "2016 Addison Mizner Winners". ICAA Florida. Retrieved 10 October 2016.
  21. "2015 Addison Mizner Winners". ICAA Florida. Retrieved 5 October 2015.
  22. "2015 Stanford White Award Winners". ICAA. Retrieved 11 December 2015.
  23. "2013 Arthur Ross Awards". Traditional Building Magazine. Retrieved 28 July 2013.
  24. "2010 Philip Trammell Shutze Award Winners". ICAA Southeast. Retrieved 23 February 2010.
  25. "2010 Philip Trammell Shutze Award Winners". ICAA Southeast. Retrieved 23 February 2010.
  26. "Charter Awards" (PDF). Congress for the New Urbanism. Retrieved 14 March 2011.

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