Timothy Richards has been making Architectural Sculptures for the last quarter of a century.
Now in his eighth workshop he remains the only person living to have developed such work. The origins of this quality of plasterwork date back to the Fouquets who worked in Paris between 1780 and 1830. Tim has built a network of collectors in America and England over a quarter of a century.
Education remains at the heart of Tim’s models. They will stand the test of time. Over 150 commissions have been completed in 25 years of business.
See our full range of models available to order on our UK and USstore sites. We also make a range of classically inspired interior design pieces www.modernsouvenir.com.
Each year we produce the Richard H. Driehaus Prize for the University of Notre Dame. The $200,000 Prize represents the most significant recognition for classicism in the contemporary built environment. It is awarded to "architects whose work embodies the highest ideals of traditional and classical architecture in contemporary society, and creates a positive cultural, environmental, and artistic impact." (architecture.nd.edu)
The quality of the detail is fundamental to their power, as is the material and sensitivity of modelling. The people who build the models must know something of the architecture.
The models stand alone as academic artefacts and welcome scrutiny. The accuracy is very important. They are built to scale but not of a scale. Those who commission do so for different reasons to those involved with the building industry; from creating an object for inheritance to sculptural record which in
itself is an artwork, standing on the outer limits of what is commonly understood as an architectural model.'