2014 Arthur and Janet C. Ross Rome Prize Ceremony
Each year the Rome Prize is awarded to emerging artists and scholars who represent the highest standard of excellence in the arts and humanities. Please join us as we announce the 2014–15 Rome Prize Winners at the Arthur and Janet C. Ross Rome Prize Ceremony.
The evening will feature Una Volta a Roma, a presentation by Professor John Ochsendorf (2008 Fellow). This lecture celebrates the great vaults of Rome and their influence on architecture and engineering through the ages. Interdisciplinary studies of historical constructions are shedding new light on the past and are helping to preserve such structures for generations to come. The vaulting of Rome has had a major influence on American architecture and continues to offer inspiration for buildings in the future.
John Ochsendorf is a structural engineer and historian of construction specializing in masonry vaults and domes. He is the author of Guastavino Vaulting: The Art of Structural Tile (Princeton Architectural Press, 2010) and the lead curator for the 2014 Guastavino exhibition on view at the Museum of the City of New York. In addition to the Rome Prize in Historic Preservation, his work has been supported by a Fulbright Fellowship to Spain (2000) and a MacArthur Fellowship (2008). Ochsendorf is the Class of 1942 Professor of Architecture and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.