David M. Schwarz
David M. Schwarz is the winner of the thirteenth edition of the Richard H. Driehaus Prize. The yearly award, endowed with 200,000 USD and presented by the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, since 2003, recognizes the work of a living architect who defends the classical principles of architecture and urban planning in contemporary society. Born in Los Angeles in 1951, Schwarz completed his studies at Yale University, after which he worked with prominent architects like Paul Rudolph, Edward Larrabee Barnes, and Charles Moore. In 1976 he moved to Washingon DC, where he set up his first studio under the name David M. Schwarz Architectural Services. His peculiar style, which he himself calls ‘populist,’ can be appreciated in works like Globe Life Park in Arlington (Texas), the Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas (Nevada), or the Yale Environmental Science Center in New Haven (Connecticut).