Teams or individual students of architecture (or related fields) with faculty sponsorship are eligible to compete in the Peterson Prize Competition.
Students resourceful enough and fortunate enough to have
financial support from a State
Historic Preservation Office, foundation, local historical
society, or other similar source are eligible to compete;
however, there are limitations on professionalism. First,
measured drawings produced as mitigation for a project,
which involves Federal government funds, and which will
have an adverse impact on an historic structure, are not
eligible. Second, students must be enrolled in a degree
program when working on their Peterson Prize entry. Third, measured drawings produced by employees of the National Park Service, or as part of a National Park Service contract, are not eligible.
The building or structure selected for documentation must
be appropriate for inclusion in the HABS Collection. While
HDP is pleased to accept the donation of the documentation
of engineering and industrial sites for the HAER Collection,
and the donation of landscape documentation for the HALS
Collection, such projects are not eligible for the Peterson
Prize. In addition, drawings must be of a building that
has not been previously recorded by HABS through measured
drawings, or an addendum to an existing set of HABS drawings
that makes a new and substantial contribution to the understanding
of the building. Applicants should contact the Peterson
Prize Coordinator with any questions.
Measured drawings submitted by participants must conform
to the HABS Guidelines
and the Secretary of the Interior's Standards and Guidelines.
Participants should also adhere to the
Peterson Prize Rules and Recommendations.
Participants are encouraged to consult the HABS/HAER/HALS online collection at the Library of Congress for
examples of HABS measured drawings.
The faculty sponsor must submit the Peterson Prize Entry
Form (PDF) by the required deadline. The entry form
must be received at least two weeks prior to the receipt
of the completed drawings. Upon receipt of the entry form,
project teams will be provided with the AutoCAD title block for CAD projects. Project teams utilizing hand drawing should contact the Peterson
Prize Coordinator for instructions.
See the Submission Guidelines for specific instructions.
1 June 2016: Postmark deadline for submission of entry forms
30 June 2016: Postmark deadline for submission of completed
August 2016: Peterson Prize Jury
1 November 2016: Peterson Prize awards ceremony at the Association for Preservation Technology
Conference in San Antonio, Texas
Fall 2016: Information regarding the 2017 competition will be posted
For Further Information Contact:
Mark Schara, AIA
Peterson Prize Coordinator