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Palladio Award Winner 2009

A Palm Beach Estate

Fairfax, Sammons and Partners won a Palladio Award, sponsored by Traditional Building and Period Homes magazine. The award is named in honor of Andrea Palladio, the Renaissance architect who created modern architecture for his time while using models from the past for inspiration and guidance.

Palladio gai­ned his first design ex­pe­ri­en­ces in Padua as a stone­cut­ter in the sculp­ture work­shop of Bar­to­lo­meo Ca­vazza da Soss­ano, who is said to have im­po­sed par­ti­cu­larly hard working con­di­ti­ons. After running... away to Vincenza he be­came an as­sis­tant in the Pe­de­muro stu­dio, a lea­ding work­shop of stone­cut­ters and ma­sons. The Palladio Awards Program is designed to honor outstanding achievement in traditional design. Our winning entry was a renovation of an estate in Palm Beach, originally designed by the acclaimed Palm Beach architect, John Volk. The award recognizes individual designers whose work enhances the beauty and humane qualities of the built environment through creative interpretation or adaptation of design principles developed through 2,500 years of the Western architectural tradition.