The Library of Congress, in cooperation with the National Park Service and Architectural Record, recently announced the winners for the first two years of a new prize for the best single-sheet, measured drawing of an historic building, site or structure prepared to the standards of the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), Historic American Engineering Record (HAER), or the Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS).
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The Leicester B. Holland Prize is an annual competition administered by the Heritage Documentation Programs of the National Park Service. The competition’s jury recommends winners to the Library of Congress and the Library’s Center for Architecture, Design and Engineering, which supports the prize through the Paul Rudolph Trust. The winner receives a $1,000. Honorable mentions receive a merit award of $500.
Thad Heckman won the 2011 Holland Prize for his HABS measured drawing of the Richard Buckminster Fuller and Anne Hewlett Fuller Dome Home in Carbondale, Illinois. The home was designed and built by Fuller as his residence. Heckman is an architect and proprietor of Design Works in Carbondale. He also is an assistant instructor of architectural studies at Southern Illinois University.
Akanksha (Niki) Rao, an historic preservation specialist, is an honorable mention winner for her HABS measured drawing of the Grace Episcopal Church in Utica, New York. She works for Black River Design in Montpelier, Vermont. Cate Bainton, a landscape historian in Richmond, California, is an honorable mention winner for her HALS measured drawing of the Fleming Garden in Berkeley, California.
Laura Beth Ingle, of Knoxville, Tennessee, won the 2012 Holland Prize for her HABS measured drawing of the White Rock Lookout Tower, located in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee. Ingle received a master’s degree in historic preservation. She works as an architectural historian in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Coby Vardy, from the University of Washington’s School of Built Environment, is an honorable mention winner for his HABS measured drawing of the Kvisvik-Martindale Farm Chicken House in Vashon, Washington. Cate Bainton, a landscape historian in Richmond, California, for a second consecutive year, is an honorable mention winner for her HALS measured drawing of the San Francisco National Cemetery in California.
The prize is intended to increase awareness, knowledge, and appreciation of historic sites, structures, and landscapes throughout the United States, and to encourage the submission of drawings by professionals and students. All the drawings accepted for the competition will be added to the permanent HABS, HAER, and HALS Collection in the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress.
For information on how to participate in the Leicester B. Holland Prize, click here.