The deadline for 2016 contest entries has passed. Thank you to everyone who submitted entries. We will announce this year's winners in the fall.
Please check back in early 2017 for details about next year's contest.
The Historic American Buildings
of the National Park Service, The
Athenaeum of Philadelphia
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
2016 Charles E. Peterson Prize, which annually recognizes
the best set of measured drawings prepared to HABS standards
and donated to HABS by students.
The prize honors Charles E. Peterson, FAIA,
founder of the HABS program, and is intended to increase
awareness, knowledge, and appreciation of historic buildings
throughout the United States while adding to the permanent
HABS collection of measured
drawings at the Library of Congress. To date, more than
2,000 students from 68 colleges and universities have
participated by completing more than 500 entries and almost
5,000 sheets of measured drawings. The students have worked
alone and in groups, in required courses, electives, independent
study and summer institutes. They have been, for the most
part, architecture students in addition to architectural
history, interior design, and American studies majors.
First Place: $3,000 and Certificate
Second Place: $2,500 and Certificate
Third Place: $2,000 and Certificate
Honorable Mention Certificate
(All prizes are awarded at the discretion of the jury)