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Celebrating CAP at the 2021 Jacques Benedict Awards

October 19, 2021

The Jacques Benedict Awards, sponsored by the ICAA Rocky Mountain Chapter, biennially celebrates contemporary architects, interior designers, builders, craftsmen, artisans, students and patrons who exemplify excellence in classical & traditional design in the Rocky Mountain region.

Please join us in congratulating those from the CAP Community who were recognized at the awards ceremony on September 30, 2021, held at the Denver Botanic Gardens:

Don Ruggles, CAP Advisory Board Member and Principal Ruggles/Mabe, was awarded the Robert & Judi Newman Professional Honor that recognizes an individual whose overall body of work in the classical tradition of architecture and art reflects the rich heritage of the traditional arts in the Rocky Mountain region. Don Ruggles also received an award in the Literature and Journalism category for his work on Built Beautiful, a feature length documentary that premiered last year at the Denver Film Festival and was also screened at CAP followed by a conversation with Don Ruggles. 

Dean Nan Ellin, PhD was awarded the Clinton Family Fund Medal that honors an individual who fosters the continuity of the classical, traditional, and vernacular design. Bruce and Martha Clinton, cornerstone founders of the Rocky Mountain Chapter, and the Clinton Family Fund, epitomize commitment to the larger community. 

Martin Joyce, CAP Student (MArch ‘21) received the Robert & Judi Newman Student Honor. Joyce was honored for exemplifying a commitment to arts, education and community. His overall body of work in the classical tradition of architecture and art reflects the rich heritage of the traditional arts in the Rocky Mountain region. 

Christopher Tryba, CAP Student (MArch ‘21) was awarded the Student Certificate of Merit for his work on the Lyons Town Hall and Village Center. 

CAP is proud of our award recipients for being recognized as innovators and leaders within the architecture and design community. 

For more information on the Jacques Benedict Awards, visit their website here.