Friday, October 22, 2010

2010 Anderson Prize Winner

For the second year in a row, the Kenneth Lanier Anderson Prize, administered by the Texas Architectural Foundation (TAF), has been awarded to a team of students from the University of Texas at San Antonio College of Architecture. The UTSA team of 19 students, instructed by Professor Sue Ann Pemberton, FAIA, received the prize for ranking among the finalists in the Charles E. Peterson Prize competition, which is presented jointly by the Historic American Buildings Survey of the National Park Service, the Athenaeum of Philadelphia, and the American Institute of Architects. The team’s measured drawings of the Heermann Store in Somerset, Texas, won third place in the Peterson Prize competition.

The Kenneth Lanier Anderson Prize was established to honor the memory of Kenneth L. Anderson, AIA, former principal architect and later chief of the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), a program of the Heritage Documentation Service of the National Park Service. The prize is intended to encourage students in Texas’ accredited schools of architecture to record buildings to HABS standards and submit the drawings to the National Park Service for inclusion in the HABS Collection in the Library of Congress.

The UTSA team received its award in a ceremony in early October. Team participants were Ricardo Alarcon, George Barrera, Mario Cantu, Andy Castillo, Christopher Castillo, Jennifer Flores, Dorian Gutierrez, Eduardo Hernandez, Adekunle Lufadeju, Sonal Oswal, Brita Pearson, Deidre Remley, Judith Ruvuna, Justin Scanio, Ryan Schmidt, Shayna Thompson, Matthew Tompkins, George Torres, and Anna Wulfe.

For more information about the award or the Texas Architectural Foundation, click here.

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