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Having a strong commitment to historic preservation and design excellence, Mr. Driehaus' efforts have included the restoration of the Ransom Cable House in Chicago and the award-winning restoration of a 1905 Georgian Revival style country house in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. He has also made major contributions for the restoration of Old St. Patrick's Church and St. Ignatius High School in Chicago. Mr. Driehaus is involved in the activities of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Landmarks Preservation Council of Illinois, the Wisconsin Trust for Historic Preservation and several preservation organizations in the U.S. Virgin Islands. He has also been involved in the preservation and restoration of historic homes in the Bronzeville and Prairie Avenue Districts of Chicago, as well as a variety of religious-oriented restoration projects.

The Choregic Monument of Lysikrates

The Choregic Monument of Lysikrates in Athens is best known as the first use of the Corinthian Order on the outside of a building. This exquisite monument is minor in size but has served as an expression of Corinthian elegance in exterior and interior applications throughout the United States and Europe. The monument, one of the most delightful remains of Hellenistic antiquity, was initially built as a monumental base to support a now-lost bronze tripod won by a young man as the trophy for a musical competition in 334 B.C.

The Choregic Monument of Lysikratis Award, created by Chicago artist Michael Chupich, is a sculpted scale model of the original monument created using miniature tools specifically designed for the piece and molded using a lost wax process from which the bronze monument is cast. The bronze casting sits upon a hand-cut limestone base with engraved bronze plates. The award measures 11.5 inches tall, 3.5 inches wide, and weighs 12 pounds.