Design legend Furlow Gatewood recognized for lifetime achievement

Published 11:14 am Saturday, March 16, 2019

From Staff Reports

ATLANTA — The Institute of Classical Architecture and Art Southeast Chapter (ICAA-SE) formally announced the winners of its 13th annual Shutze Awards at a dinner and awards ceremony on Saturday, March 9 at the Piedmont Driving Club in Atlanta. Named for Atlanta’s famed classical architect, Philip Trammell Shutze, the awards honor excellence in the fields of residential and institutional architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, restoration, and artisanship. This year’s event was chaired by Rachel Baydar and co-chaired by interior designer Susan Ferrier.
A spring tradition for the past 13 years, the 2019 Shutze Awards gave special recognition to design legend Furlow Gatewood of Americus, who was named this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award Winner in honor of his decades-long design career. Accepting the award on his behalf was New York interior designer Bunny Williams, who attended the ceremony with her husband, John Rosselli, proprietor of New York-based John Rosselli & Associates.
Also in attendance were some of the South’s leading architects, landscape architects, and designers, including Norman Askins of Norman Davenport Askins Architect P.C., Suzanne Kasler of Suzanne Kasler Interiors, Jackye Lanham of Jacquelynne P. Lanham & Associates, Beth Webb of Beth Webb Interiors, Gavin Duke of Page|Duke Landscape Architects, Jim Strickland of Historical Concepts, C. Brandon Ingram of C. Brandon Ingram Designs, Mark Pledger of Pledger Architects, John Albanese of Harrison Design, and Alec Michaelides of Land Plus Inc.
This year’s awards submissions were judged by a group of esteemed professionals from around the country: architect Bill Curtis of Curtis & Windham in Houston, Texas; landscape architect Dan Gordon of Dan Gordon Landscape Architects in Wellesley, Massachusetts; and interior designer Thomas Jayne of Jayne Design Studio in New York, New York.
To be eligible for award consideration, work must have a connection to the Southeast and be classical in nature. The 2019 winners and their winning projects by category are: Institutional: McCrery Architects and BarberMcMurryArchitects for Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Knoxville, Tennessee; Renovation under 5,000 SQ. FT.: Spitzmiller & Norris, Inc. for Colonial Revival Cottage, Atlanta; Residential over 5,000 SQ. FT.: D. Stanley Dixon Architect, Inc. for Mountain Time, Highlands, North Carolina; Artisanship: Jill Biskin Fine Arts, LLC for Low Country Murals, Hotel Bennett, Charleston, South CarolinaInterior; Design over 5,000 SQ. FT.: Tammy Connor Interior Design for House in The Low Country, Kiawah Island, South Carolina; Interior Design under 5,000 SQ. FT.: Ashley Gilbreath Interior Design for The Lake House, Midland; Residential Landscape: Estate: Howard Design Studio for Fairfield Garden, Atlanta; Georgia Residential Landscape Garden: Howard Design Studio for Somerset House Garden, Atlanta; GeorgiaRestoration: Jill Biskin Fine Arts, LLC for The Boar Hunt, Atlanta; Student/Emerging Professional: Reinaldo M. Hernandez for The University Club of Coral Gables, Coral Gables, Florida.

The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA) is a nonprofit membership organization committed to promoting and preserving the practice, understanding, and appreciation of classical design. The ICAA is a national organization, with 15 chapters across the country and headquarters in New York City. Each chapter organizes its own local programming to reflect the unique members and architectural traditions in its region. The ICAA’s membership represents the diverse and dynamic cross-section of all those involved with the building arts, from architects and designers, to patrons and artisans. These members benefit from the robust network of local and national programs and networking opportunities. Likewise, the organization is continually enriched and inspired by responding to the needs, interests, and passions of its growing membership base.