This February, we will spend a weekend honoring the five pioneer architects of Seaside. Whether you have been here from the beginning, or if you are new in town, Seaside Prize weekend is perfect for individuals who love Seaside and appreciate its history and unique style.
Between lectures and demonstrations from our winners, attendees will enjoy art exhibits, wine tastings, tours and celebrations. Most meals are included with a registration package, as well as an exclusive Seaside Institute gift bag. And as always, Seaside Institute members can enjoy exclusive pricing on all tickets.
Our pioneer architects are known all over the world for their accomplishments, but of course we are biased to their work right here in Seaside. You don’t have to be an architecture buff to recognize some of their designs around town.
Ernesto Buch was born in Cuba and raised in Miami, and his love of classical architecture influenced him throughout his career. Buch worked with Andrés Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk on Seaside’s master plan and code. He designed the Tupelo Street Pavilion.
Walter Chatham is a highly-awarded architect, and advocate of modern architecture and urban planning. He is known for his work in the environmental design movement and the use of state-of-the-art energy and conservation strategies. Chatham has designed multiple properties in Ruskin Place, including Albert F’s clothing store in Ruskin Place.
Deborah Berke is dean of the Yale School of Architecture and founder of Deborah Berke Partners. Her Seaside work includes 13 iconic cottages, including one of the very first, Forever Mary on Tupelo Street. She also designed Modica Market and the original Perspicasity.
Robert Orr not only collaborated on many of Seaside’s early cottages, but is also a founder of the Seaside Institute. He is known for his work as an architect, urbanist, educator, lecturer and writer. If you find yourself strolling down Tupelo Street, be sure to stop by Dreamsicle, a cottage he designed with Melanie Taylor.
Alexander Gorlin is an architect whose work spans from high end designs to affordable housing for the homeless. He designed Stairway to Heaven in Ruskin Park, which many recognize from “The Truman Show” movie. The property still showcases the faux Rubeo Architects sign on the ground level.
Seaside Prize weekend is Feb. 22-25, 2018. Check our Facebook page for special pricing on registration packages. Facebook.com/SeasideInstitute