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HALS Challenge Winners

 

Results of the 8th annual HALS Challenge were announced at the HALS Meeting of the Los Angeles ASLA Annual Meeting and Expo on Saturday, October 21, 2017. Congratulations to the winners! Sponsored by the National Park Service, cash prizes were awarded to the top 3 submissions. This challenge resulted in the donation of 27 impressive HALS short format historical reports, plus a few measured drawings and large-format photographs to the HALS Collection. Read the press release (pdf) here.

2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010

 

2017: Documenting City and Town Parks

1st Place:

  • Lee Park (HALS VA-78)
  • Location: Charlottesville, Albemarle County, Virginia
  • By Liz Sargent, Liz Sargent HLA, and Jennifer Trompetter, NBW

2nd Place:

  • McKinley Park (HALS CA-133)
  • Location: Sacramento, Sacramento County, California
  • By Douglas Nelson, ASLA, RHAA Landscape Architects

3rd Place:

  • Enright Park (HALS PA-31)
  • Location: Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
  • By Angelique Bamberg

Honorable Mentions:

  • Eisenhower Park (HALS RI-2)
  • Location: Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island
  • By Elena M. Pascarella, RLA, ASLA, HALS liaison RI Chapter ASLA, with collaboration from: Tanya Kelley, Landscape Designer, Principal, PLACEstudio, LLC, and RI Historic Preservation Commissioner; Acadia Cummings Stevens, BA, Classical Civilization, Wheaton College 2017; Jonathan Dexter Stevens, MCP, urban planner and Rhode Island State Historic Preservation Officer 2013-15; Kate Dana, Associate PLACEstudio, LLC; and Mary Stuart Wiggins, Landscape Intern, PLACEstudio, LLC

  • Marshall Square Park (HALS PA-32)
  • Location: West Chester, Chester County, Pennsylvania
  • By Anne F. Walters, RLA, ASLA, Friends of Marshall Square Park; Jeffery C. Beitel, AIA, Friends of Marshall Square Park; and Barry G. Stingel, RLA, ASLA

  • Clemson University School of Architecture, Master of Science in Historic Preservation, group effort to document the parks of Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina:
  • Cannon Park (HALS SC-15) by Alix Barrett and Claire Bushemi
  • Colonial Lake (HALS SC-16) by Kristina Poston and Mary Fesak
  • Marion Square (HALS SC-17) by Kate Gallotta and Katie Martin
  • Washington Square Park (HALS SC-18) by Diana Inthavong and Torie McCollu
  • White Point Gardens (HALS SC-19) by Matt Amiss and Lauren Lindsey.
  • Faculty Sponsor: Carter L. Hudgins, Director, Clemson University & College of Charleston, Graduate Program in Historic Preservation, Department of Planning, Development and Preservation

 

2016: Documenting National Register Listed Landscapes

1st Place:

  • Empire Ranch (HALS AZ-19)
  • Location: Greaterville vicinity, Pima County, Arizona
  • By Gina Chorover, MLA, Heritage Conservation Program, University of Arizona; Helen Erickson, MLA, Drachman Institute, University of Arizona; Robin Pinto, PhD, Consultant; and University of Arizona Heritage Conservation Program Student Researchers: Abrar Abdullah H. Alkadi, Heather Leigh Havelka, Armando Lagunas, Gabrielle Miller, Taira Lynn Newman, Genna Renee Vande-Stouwe, Jessica Paola Estrada, Rachel Hornby, Nicole Lavely, Kathryn Elizabeth McKinney, and Chelsea Parraga

2nd Place (tie):

  • Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace, Garden (HALS GA-4)
  • Location: Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia
  • By Daves Rossell, PhD, Professor of Architectural History, Savannah College of Art and Design, and his students: Anthony Nicholas, Stephanie Heher, Carleigh Hessian, Ricardo Chiuz, Paul Fritz, Chelsea Lyle, and Lois Watts

2nd Place (tie):

  • Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Commemorative Groves (HALS VA-66)
  • Location: Along the Potomac River from McLean to Mount Vernon, Virginia
  • By Paul Kelsch, PhD, Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture Program, Virginia Tech, Washington Alexandria Architecture Center

3rd Place:

  • Lincoln Park, Lily Pool (HALS IL-15-A)
  • Location: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
  • By Melanie Bishop and Meredith Stewart, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Historic Preservation Program with Faculty Sponsor Charles Pipal, AIA

Honorable Mentions:

  • Wilcox Park (HALS RI-1)
  • Location: Westerly, Washington County, Rhode Island
  • By Elena M. Pascarella, RLA, ASLA, with assistance from Richard Sheridan, RLA, ASLA, Professor of Landscape Architecture, University of Rhode Island; Alan Peck, Superintendent of Wilcox Park; and students from the University of Rhode Island Landscape Architecture Program: Brynn Armstrong, Brian Bieszard, Emily Condon, Benjamin Congdon, Romeo D’Andrea, Gabriella D’Angelis, Zack Driver, Pabel Fernandez, Olivia Fow, Casey Harrington, Kelvin Huang, Brian Males, Katie Meegan, Kyle Savistano, Joseph Tricarico, and Emma Winkler

  • Justin Smith Morrill Homestead (HALS VT-6)
  • Location: Town of Strafford, Orange County, Vermont
  • By Devin Colman, State Historic Preservation Office, Montpelier, Vermont

  • Brook Road Plaza (HALS VA-70)
  • Location: Richmond, Virginia
  • By Liz Sargent, HLA, Charlottesville, Virginia

 

2015: Documenting Modernist Landscapes

1st Place:

  • Sunset Headquarters (HALS CA-115)
  • Location: Menlo Park, San Mateo County, California
  • By Janet Gracyk, ASLA, Terra Cognita Design and Consulting; Chris Pattillo, FASLA, PGAdesign, Inc.; and
    Jill Johnson, Historic Preservation Services; with bonus measured drawings delineated by Sarah Raube,
    Janet Gracyk, Lorena Garcia Rodriguez, Genny Bantle, and Chris Pattillo

2nd Place:

  • Marin General Hospital (HALS CA-118)
  • Location: Greenbrae, Marin County, California
  • By Denise Bradley, ASLA, with bonus measured drawings delineated by Janet Gracyk

3rd Place:

  • Union Bank of California Plaza (HALS CA-119)
  • Location: Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California
  • By Hannah Dominick

Honorable Mentions:

  • Six Moon Hill (HALS MA-3)
  • Location: Lexington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
  • By Pamela Hartford and Marion Pressley, FASLA, Principal, Pressley Associates

  • Valley House Gallery and Sculpture Garden (HALS TX-10)
  • Location: Dallas, Dallas County, Texas
  • By William Hartman, Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, Louisiana Tech University; and Patrick
    Boyd Lloyd, David Rolston Landscape Architects

 

2014: Documenting Landscapes of the New Deal

1st Place:

  • Allegheny National Forest, CCC Camp ANF-1 (HALS PA-25)
  • Location: Duhring, Pennsylvania
  • By Ann E. Komara, ASLA, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture; with assistance from Susan Martino, Jennifer L. Thomas, et al – MLA Students, College of Architecture and Planning, University of Colorado Denver

2nd Place:

  • Mount Tamalpais State Park, The Mountain Theater (HALS CA-107)
  • Location: Mill Valley, California
  • By Douglas Nelson, ASLA, Principal, RHAA Landscape Architects

3rd Place:

  • Mount Greylock State Reservation (HALS MA-2)
  • Location: Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California
  • By Pamela Hartford, Jean Cavanaugh, Allison Crosbie, ASLA; and Marion Pressley, FASLA, Pressley Associates Landscape Architecture/Site Planning/Urban Design

Honorable Mentions:

  • Arizona:
    • Tucson Plant Materials Center (HALS AZ-11)
    • Location: Tucson, Arizona
    • By Jennifer M. Levstik with University of Arizona student team – Cannon S. Daughtrey, Deryn Davidson, Megan Brooks, Megan Brooks, Cortney West, Jonathan Dugan, and Jeff Braun

    • Tumacácori National Historical Park (HALS AZ-12)
    • Location: Tumacácori-Carmen, Arizona
    • By Helen Erickson with University of Arizona student team – Alexis Cardenas, Allison Dunn, Starr Herr-Cardillo, Steven Santillan, and Stephanie Stiscia

    • Phoenix Historic Homesteads (HALS AZ-13)
    • Location: Phoenix, Arizona
    • By Aaron Allan, Jim Coffman, Caryn Logan Heaps, and Helen Erickson with Arizona State University student team – Erin Torchia, Christine Seime, Dallen Olsen, and Peter Price

    • Prescott Armory Historic District (HALS AZ-14)
    • Location: Prescott, Arizona
    • By Allison Dunn and Gina Chorover

    • Colossal Cave Mountain Park (HALS AZ-15)
    • Location: Vail, Arizona
    • By Gina Chorover with University of Arizona student team – Brianna Lehman, Rebecca Caroli, Cristina Urias Espinoza, Elondra Ome Eichenberger, and Ismat Ayman Abdulhamid

    • South Mountain Park, Entry Complex (HALS AZ-16)
    • Location: Phoenix, Arizona
    • By Aaron Allan, Jim Coffman, Caryn Logan Heaps, and Gina Chorover with Arizona State University student team – Jasmine Ballard, Erin Torchia, Corinna Barber, and Jordan Buckley

    • Kinishba Ruins (HALS AZ-17)
    • Location: Fort Apache vicinity, Arizona
    • By Helen Erickson with University of Arizona student team – Starr Herr-Cardillo and Barry Price Steinbrecher
  • Florida:
      • Fort Clinch State Park (HALS FL-8)
      • Locaton: Fernandina Beach, Florida
      • By David Driapsa and G. Kevin White with drawing by G. Kevin White

      • Highlands Hammock State Park (HALS FL-10)
      • Location: Sebring, Florida
      • By David Driapsa with large-format photography by William "Bill" Lutrick

      • Ravine Gardens State Park (HALS FL-11)
      • Location: Palatka, Florida
      • By David Driapsa with drawing by Gary R. Crumley and large-format photography by William "Bill" Lutrick

      • Florida Caverns State Park (HALS FL-12)
      • Location: Marianna, Florida
      • By David Driapsa with drawing by Kale Hicks

      • O'Leno State Park (HALS FL-13)
      • Location: High Springs, Florida
      • By David Driapsa

      • Gold Head Branch State Park (HALS FL-14)
      • Location: Keystone Heights, Florida
      • By David Driapsa

      • Hillsborough River State Park (HALS FL-15)
      • Location: Thonotosassa, Florida
      • By David Driapsa

      • Myakka River State Park (HALS FL-16)
      • Location: Sarasota, Florida
      • By David Driapsa

      • Torreya State Park (HALS FL-17)
      • Location: Bristol, Florida
      • By David Driapsa
  • Louisiana:
      • Gum Springs Recreation Area (HALS LA-9)
      • Location: Winnfield, Louisiana
      • By Wiliam C. Hartman III
  • Ohio:
      • Everett Forest Tree Nursery (HALS OH-6)
      • Location: Peninsula, Ohio
      • By P. Jeffrey Knopp
  • South Carolina:
      • Poinsett State Park (HALS SC-3)
      • Location: Wedgefield, South Carolina
      • By Clemson University/College of Charleston Team – Amber Anderson, Jacqueline Don, Taylor Johnston, and Sarah Sanders

      • Table Rock State Park (HALS SC-4)
      • Location: Pickens, South Carolina
      • By Clemson University/College of Charleston Team – Claire Achtyl, Alison Dunleavy, Justin Schwebler, and Laura Lee Worrell

      • Edisto Beach State Park (HALS SC-5)
      • Location: Edisto Island, South Carolina
      • By Clemson University/College of Charleston Team – Shannon Devlin and Lauren Hoopes

      • Lake Greenwood State Park (HALS SC-6)
      • Location: Ninety Six, South Carolina
      • By Clemson University/College of Charleston Team – Katie Dykens, Frances Pinto, and Melanie Weston

 

2013: Documenting the Cultural Landscapes of Women

1st Place:

  • Gaiety Hollow (HALS OR-5)
  • Location: Salem, Oregon
  • By Laurie Matthews

2nd Place:

  • The Arizona Inn (HALS AZ-9)
  • Location: Tucson, Arizona
  • By Gina Chorover, Jennifer Levstik, and Helen Erickson, with University of Arizona Student Researchers: Jae Anderson, Crystal Cheek, and Ryan Sasso

3rd Place:

  • Gypsy Camp for Girls (HALS AR-5)
  • Location: Siloam Springs, Arkansas
  • By Benjamin Stinnett and Kimball Erdman

 

2012: Documenting the the American Latino Landscape

1st Place:

  • Mission San Francisco de Asís (HALS CA-83)
  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • By Denise Bradley

2nd Place:

  • El Tiradito (HALS AZ-8)
  • Location: Tucson, Arizona
  • By Barry Price Steinbrecher

3rd Place:

 

2011: Celebrating Cultural Landscapes of Diversity

1st Place:

  • Fairview Cemetery (HALS NM-6)
  • Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • By William A. Dodge and Sarah R. Payne, Van Citters: Historic Preservation LLC

2nd Place:

  • Bush Stadium (HALS IN-6)
  • Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
  • By Ball State University Students: Kyle J. Boot, Austin Blomeke, Ethan Coverstone, Benjamin Doane, Brian Grover, Eric James, and Ashley Williams; with Faculty: Christopher Baas, Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture, and Geralyn M. Strecker, Assistant Professor of English

3rd Place (tie):

  • Rohwer Relocation Center Memorial Cemetery (HALS AR-4)
  • Location: Rohwer, Arkansas
  • By Kimball Erdman, Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture, University of Arkansas

  • Emancipation Park (HALS TX-7)
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • By Steph McDougal, McDoux Preservation LLC

 

2010: Revisiting Cultural Landscapes of Childhood

1st Place:

  • Glen Echo Park (HALS MD-17)
  • Location: Glen Echo, Maryland
  • By Virginia Tech team: Nicholas Colombo, Seth Estep, Luke Van Belleghem, and Professor Paul Kelsch

2nd Place:

  • Enchanted Forest (HALS OR-4)
  • Location: Turner, Oregon
  • By Cathleen Corlett and Jean Senechal Biggs

3rd Place:

  • Sonoma TrainTown Railroad (HALS CA-61)
  • Location: Sonoma, California
  • By Janet Gracyk