Please note that the following event has been cancelled/postponed (new date TBA).
We apologize for the inconvenience. The award recipient had a family emergency.
The Department of Art and Architectural History will award Adele Chatfield-Taylor its annual Albert Simons Medal of Excellence. This event is part of the College’s 250th anniversary celebration. A reception will follow, and the event is free and open to the public on Friday, Feb. 21.
Albert Simons (1890–1980) had an immensely influential 60-year career as an architect and preservationist in Charleston and is remembered on campus as a former faculty member who spearheaded the founding of the College’s School of the Arts, 30 years ago. The Simons Medal honors qualified individuals who have excelled in one or more of the areas in which Albert Simons excelled, including civic design, architectural design, historic preservation and urban planning.
This year’s Simons Medal recipient, Adele Chatfield-Taylor, served as president of the American Academy in Rome from 1988 to 2013. In 2002, she was recognized by the president of Italy for “doing the unthinkable — making Rome more beautiful.”