ICAA RMC Honors Frederic C. Hamilton With The Clinton Family Fund Medal

Institute of Classical Architecture and Art Rocky Mountain Chapter Recognizes Entrepreneur and Art Enthusiast for Contributions to the Arts
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Sept. 2, 2014 - PRLog -- The Institute of Classical Architecture and Art Rocky Mountain Chapter (http://www.classicist-rmc.org/) (ICAA RMC) will honor Frederic C. Hamilton with The Clinton Family Fund Medal at the Newman Awards (http://classicist-rmc.org/newman-awards-2014/) ceremony on September 17, 2014.

The award honors those who exemplify the ideas of the ICAA and who foster the continuity of knowledge of the classical tradition in support of the arts in the Rocky Mountain region. Fred was selected for his entrepreneurship and commitment to the arts. His contributions span more than 30 years, most notably supporting the development of the Denver Art Museum. The museum’s 2006 expansion, a 146,000-square-foot building, is named in his honor as the Hamilton Building.

“Fred is a perfect candidate to receive this honor because of his vast sphere of influence within the art industry and contributions to its growth,” said Don Ruggles, AIA, NCARB, ICAA, founder and president of both Ruggles Mabe Terrell Architecture and the ICAA RMC. “He was selected because of his ability to meaningfully change every institution in which he invested his time and energy into and we look forward to honoring him at the Newman Awards.”

In addition to his named legacies, Fred has a long history supporting the arts in educational institutions and serves on a number of educational arts boards including the Trustees Council of the National Gallery of Art.

Fred joins the esteemed company of past award recipient Dana Crawford, Denver developer and urban preservationist, who received the award in 2013. The new Union Station Crawford Hotel (http://thecrawfordhotel.com/) is her namesake. For more information on Fred’s award recognition at the 2014 Newman Awards, please visit http://classicist-rmc.org/newman-awards-2014/.

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About The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, Rocky Mountain Chapter

The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA) teaches the fundamentals of architecture through the exploration and study of the classical tradition. It exists to perpetuate the cultural memory of the past as a resource for architectural issues in the present. The Rocky Mountain Chapter (RMC) of ICAA brings classical architecture and arts to the Denver community through public and member-only events including guest lectures, workshops and home tours. In addition to supporting the development of educational programs and scholarships in classical architecture at the University of Colorado Denver, the ICAA RMC also established the Newman Awards that celebrated its inaugural year in 2013 in recognition of excellence in classical and traditional architecture. For more information, please visit http://classicist-rmc.org/.

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