Michael Rabe of Paul Janicki Architects Honored with 2017 John Russell Pope Award


Recently the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art Washington Mid Atlantic Chapter announced the 2017 John Russell Pope Award winners, recognizing excellence in classical architecture, artisanship, interior design, and landscape architecture. The Awards are named for John Russell Pope, 1874-1937, best known as the architect of the Jefferson Memorial and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

Paul Janicki Architects’ very own, Michael Rabe, won the 2017 John Russell Pope Horizon Builders Student Award for his “Shipbuilding Museum.” During graduate school, Rabe designed this new concept for The Washington Maritime Museum as part of a larger urban plan to revitalize DC’s Southwest Quadrant. The proposed museum offers a public link between the city and the river, as well as a space for public events both inside and outside.

The prominent panel of jurors represented the disciplines of architecture, landscape design and interior design. Says Rabe, “Given the level of excellence among the professional winners, it was a tremendous honor to be selected for this prestigious award.”