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A team of eight from Louisiana Tech University won first prize for its CAD-plotted Mylar drawings of the Samuel G. Wiener House (1937), Shreveport, LA. All drawings: courtesy of the Historic American Building Survey

Honorable mention was given to a team of 14 from the Art Institute of Chicago for its ink-on-Mylar drawings of Thalia Hall (1892), Chicago, IL.

 

 

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Charles E. Peterson Prize

Student Drawing Awards

Louisiana Tech wins first place in the Charles E. Peterson competition.

By Lynne Lavelle

The Historic American Building Survey (HABS) of the National Park Service, The Athaneum of Philadelphia and The American Institute of Architects (AIA) recently announced the winners of the 2005 Charles E. Peterson Prize, a student competition of measured drawings.

Now in its 18th year, the prize honors HABS program founder Charles Emil Peterson, FAIA, and recognizes the best drawings prepared to HABS standards and donated to HABS by students. To date, more than 2,000 architecture students from 66 colleges and universities have submitted 502 entries – more than 5,000 drawings – adding to the permanent HABS collection at the Library of Congress.

Teams or individual students of architecture (or related fields) with faculty sponsorship are eligible to compete alone or in groups, in electives, independent study and summer institutes. The majority have been architectural students, in addition to architectural history, interior design, and American studies majors. In 2005, first, second, third and fourth place prizes consisted of a certificate, and a cash award of $2,500, $2,000, $1,500 and $1,000, respectively.

First place was awarded to a team of eight students from the School of Architecture, Louisiana Tech University: Stephanie Boyles, Natasha Dufrene, Valerie Fontenot, Lenora Schilling Hamilton, Jason Henson, Yomi Oluwole, Aaron Sanderson and Dylan Towe. 

The winning entry was a set of CAD-plotted Mylar drawings of the Samuel G. Wiener House (1937) in Shreveport, LA. The Wiener House was designed as the centerpiece of the Pine Park Subdivision, a romantic park landscape and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2004.

A team of 12 students from the College of Architecture, Texas A&M University took second place: Rima Al-Ajlouni, Fatima Al-Nammari, Eric Blauert, Jose del Castillo, Jeff Dehaven, Amber Grubbs, Charles P. Kolarick, Ji-Hyun Lee, Ashley Miller, Kristen Ramsey, Luke Scott and Sean Williams. 

The students produced CAD-plotted Mylar drawings of Montezuma Castle (12th century) in Camp Verde, AR. The castle, a 20-room, five-story structure located in the face of a cliff 50 feet above the Verde Valley floor, was built by the Sinaguan people in the late-12th century and abandoned in the 15th century. This site became a National Monument in 1906 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1966. Third place was awarded to a team of four students from the College of Architecture, Texas Tech University: Samantha Hurst, Nathan Schneider, Jeremy Vincik and Melissa Wilson. 

The team produced CAD-plotted Mylar drawings of the Charles H. Bugbee & Harold Dow Bugbee Ranch House (1914), in the vicinity of Clarendon, TX. Architect Lewis A. Dow designed this four-square Prairie-style ranch house for Charles and Grace Dow Bugbee. His wife, Olive, willed the property to the Panhandle-Plains Historic Society in 2003.

Fourth place was awarded to a team of 12 students of the Historic Preservation Program at Bucks County Community College in Newton, PA: William Applegate, Michael Bossman, Patricia Ceglia, Megan Cullen, Scott Doyle, Stephen Gray, Richard L. Green, Patricia Fisher-Olsen, Mirka John, Carla Loughlin, Leo Shane and Vanessa Zeoli. 

The students entered a set of ink-on-Mylar drawings of the Thomas Farm Outbuildings, Monocacy National Battlefield Park, MD. In 2001, the National Park Service acquired the property as part of the Monocacy National Battlefield Park. 

A further two teams were awarded honorable mention certificates. From the College of Architecture, Texas Tech University, Matthew Brinkman, William K. Harkness, III, Jonathan Oltman, Trela Turnbough and Wei Xiong produced CAD-plotted Mylar drawings of the Charles Goodnight Ranch House (circa 1887) in Goodnight, TX. The two-story, Queen Anne-style house was built by buffalo rancher Charles Goodnight circa 1887.

From the Historic Preservation Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, a group of 14 produced ink-on-Mylar drawings of Thalia Hall (1892) in Chicago, IL. The group members included: Breanna Boulton, Theodore Dunn, Ann Halbrook, Katherine Jeffries, Beth Johnson, Benjamin Leech, Trisha Logan, Elisabeth Logman, Lauren Oswalt, Hema Pandya, Maura Pilcher, Tracy Skorupski, Saleh Van Erem and Nelson White. Thalia Hall was designed by Danish immigrant Frank E. Farber and partner William F. Pagels, and modeled after an opera house in Hamburg, Germany.  

 

 

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