“Preservationist Richard Hampton Jenrette and architecture professor Thomas Gordon Smith will be honored with the College of Charleston’s Albert Simons Medal of Excellence. The event will feature a lecture by Smith about his design work and about Jenrette’s Millford Plantation.”
“The Historic Preservation and Community Planning Program in the College of Charleston School of the Arts will present the Albert Simons Medal of Excellence to Richard Hampton Jenrette for outstanding work in historic preservation, and to architect Thomas Gordon Smith for outstanding work in design and education…”
“You may be asking yourself what exactly is the Simons Medal anyway? Good thing we’re here to let y’all know all about this great annual ceremony that takes place at the College! Below is a brief description of the award ceremony from the School of the Arts at the College of Charleston…”
Prince Charles has had an eventful summer, with the birth of his first grandchild and a special award this week from the College of Charleston.
The college’s Historic Preservation and Community Planning Program will present the prince with its Albert Simons Medal of Excellence, a recognition of the Prince of Wales’ advocacy for traditional architecture.
The award is an affirmation of the prince’s at-the-time controversial resistance to England’s architectural establishment. His 1984 speech to the Royal Institute of British Architects referred to some new architectural designs as a “monstrous carbuncle” and a “giant glass stump.”
“The Historic Preservation and Community Planning Program at the College of Charleston School of the Arts will present the Albert Simons Medal of Excellence to His Royal Highness Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales for outstanding work in traditional architecture, urban planning and historic preservation. The event will take place on Wed., Sept. 11, 2013, at 7:00 p.m., in the College of Charleston Sottile Theatre, 44 George St. A reception will follow. Admission is free and open to the public…”