Kamphoefner Prize

AIA North Carolina and the North Carolina Architectural Foundation

Kamphoefner Prize

Established by Henry and Mabel Kamphoefner, the Kamphoefner Prize encourages individuals and firms to pursue the fundamental principles of the modern movement in architecture.  The $10,000 prize is awarded annually at the Summer Design Conference as funds permit.


A member or firm of the North Carolina Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, that can demonstrate a sustained dedication to architectural practice and the “Modern Movement in Architecture” for a period of at least ten years.  This is best understood by reading the words written by Henry Kamphoefner for the award certificate:

“The selection committee for this award believes that the chosen architect has demonstrated a consistent integrity and devotion over an acceptable period of time to further the development of the modern movement in architecture without yielding to any of the undesirable current cliches, neomodernistic mannerisms or artless historicism that have flawed the building culture of today.” Henry Kamphoefner


Nominations may be made by members of AIA North Carolina and the Kamphoefner Prize Committee.  The committee is comprised of the past recipients of the Kamphoefner Prize.


All submissions must be made no later than 5:00 p.m. on July 11, 2014 In a 1”, 3-RING, HARDCOVER BINDER. 

Additionally, you must submit a digital copy of your information. Please scan all materials and create a single PDF file, burned to a CD, and placed in the binder. 

The submissions, not to exceed 20 8 ½” x 11” pages, should include the following information:

  • A nomination letter.
  • Design portfolio with descriptive statements and images of the nominees work.
  • Letters of support.

Previous winners

1988 J. Norman Pease Jr., FAIA
1990 Murray Whisnant, FIAIA
1991 Brian Shawcroft, AIA
1992 Philip A. Shive, FAIA
1993 Ligon B. Flynn, FAIA
1994 Marley P. Carroll, FAIA
1995 Frank Harmon, FAIA
1996 Lee Nicholas Helper Architecture
1997 Kenneth E. Hobgood, FAIA
1999 Ellen Weinstein, AIA
2001 Thomas B. Moore, AIA
2010 Jeffery S. Lee, FAIA and Phil Szostak, FAIA
2011 no recipient
2012 Arthur Cogswell, FAIA (posthumously)
Roger Cannon, FAIA
2013 no recipient