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Holland Prize Winners

 

The 2016 Leicester B. Holland Prize jury was held on August 15, 2016, at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in Washington, DC. The Holland Prize, an annual competition open to both students and professionals, recognizes the best single-sheet measured drawing of an historic site, structure, or landscape prepared by an individual(s) to the standards and guidelines of the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), Historic American Engineering Record (HAER), or Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS). The prize honors Leicester B. Holland (1882-1952), FAIA, who in the 1930s was chairman of the AIA’s Committee on Historic Buildings, head of the Fine Arts Division of the Library of Congress (LOC), first curator of the HABS collection at the LOC, co-founder of the HABS program, and the first chair of the HABS Advisory Board. The prize is administered by the National Park Service's Heritage Documentation Programs (HABS/HAER/HALS) and the LOC's Center for Architecture, Design and Engineering, and is supported by the Paul Rudolph Trust and the American Institute of Architects.

The prize is intended to increase awareness, knowledge, and appreciation of historic resources throughout the United States while adding to the permanent HABS, HAER, and HALS collection at the LOC, and to encourage the submission of drawings among professionals and students. By requiring only a single sheet, the competition challenges the delineator to capture the essence of the site through the presentation of key features that reflect its significance.

 

2016

HABS drawing of Lazareto Isla de Cabras

Winner: Publication of the Winning Drawing in Preservation Architect (the online newsletter of the American Institute of Architects' Historic Resources Committee), $1000 Cash Prize, and a Certificate of Recognition

  • Project: Lazareto Isla de Cabras (HABS PR-140)
  • Location: Toa Baja, Puerto Rico
  • Delineators: Anexyulianne Thillet, Alneris Lugo, Monica Ortiz, Angel Marrero, Jessica Martinez, Fabian Rivera, Natalie Santa, Emmanuel De La Paz
  • Faculty Sponsors: Prof. Claudia Rosa-López and Prof. José Lorenzo-Torres (Universidad Politécnica de Puerto Rico)
  • Submission Information: This is the first year that a team of students have entered the Holland Prize Competition from the Universidad Politécnica de Puerto Rico.
  • Historic Significance: The lazaretto's original purpose was to house yellow fever and cholera patients, but few remember such noble commitment today. Instead, for over a century today—and in spite for being a ruin—the lazaretto has been an emblematic landscape component in San Juan's Bay with a distinctive profile that has been appreciated by many generations of residents and visitors to the old city. It represents the only example of its kind ever built in Puerto Rico, simultaneously underlining how Spanish Colonial building codes required health related facilities to be built outside the walled enclave. Its construction methods highlight building practices imposed on the Island (and Cuba) by Madrid's School of Engineers, Roads and Port Facilities. The project's dossier (narrative) became the precedent for detailing succeeding comparative building initiatives in terms of scope, tectonics, and contents.
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HALS drawing of Mission San Juan Bautista, Plaza

Honorable Mention: $500 Cash Prize and a Certificate of Recognition

  • Project: Mission San Juan Bautista, Plaza (HALS CA-84-A)
  • Location: San Juan Bautista, California
  • Delineator: Cate Bainton
  • Submission Information: This is the third Honorable Mention awarded to Cate Bainton for her entries to the Holland Prize Competition.
  • Historic Significance: Franciscan missionaries founded twenty-one missions on the Pacific coast of the Spanish colony of Alta California between 1769 and 1823. Control of Alta California shifted to Mexico in the 1820s and to the United States in the 1840s. Some of the communities that grew around the missions became major cities; some missions were abandoned and later reconstructed. Portions of El Camino Real, the road connecting the missions, became interstate or state highways. Mission San Juan Bautista was the fifteenth mission to be established, in 1797. Despite repeated damage from earthquakes on the adjacent San Andreas Fault, Mission San Juan Bautista was never moved from its original location and has been in continuous use as a church since its establishment. Its environs are still largely agricultural, its plaza has been restored to the spirit of its 1870 state, and its adjacent portion of El Camino Real is still unpaved. Noted architect Irving Morrow, landscape architect Emerson Knight, and mission restoration specialist Harry Downie played a part in the restoration of the buildings and landscape. Current and former mission sites are of archeological interest.
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HABS drawing of Chess Pavilion

 

Honorable Mention: $500 Cash Prize and a Certificate of Recognition

  • Project: Chess Pavilion (HABS IL-1238)
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Delineators: Joyce Ramos with Melanie Bishop, Brenda Bohen, and Meredith Stewart
  • Faculty Sponsor: Prof. Charles Pipal, AIA (School of the Art Institute of Chicago)
  • Submission Information: This is the first time a student team from the School of Art Institute has placed in the Holland Prize Competition.
  • Historic Significance: The Chess Pavilion is an open-air structure that was built in 1957 out of concrete and Indiana limestone. The site where the pavilion is located has been a popular gathering place for chess players since the 1930s. The Chess Pavilion received a Citation of Merit from the Chicago Chapter of the American Institute of Architects at its Civic Pride Luncheon in 1957.
Jurors:
  • Nakahara Mari, PhD, Curator of Architecture, Design, and Engineering, Prints & Photographs Division, Library of Congress
  • Michael J. Mills, FAIA, Partner, Mills + Schnoering Architects, LLC; Member, AIA-HABS Coordinating Committee
  • Richard O'Connor, PhD, Chief, Heritage Documentation Programs, NPS (HABS/HAER/HALS), National Park Service
  • Robert R. Arzola, HABS Architect and Holland Prize Coordinator, Heritage Documentation Programs (HABS/HAER/HALS), National Park Service
  • Christopher M. Stevens, HALS Landscape Architect, HDP Program, National Park Service

 

2015

In 2015, no Prize was awarded, as the jury acknowledged that none of the entries fully met the recording standards of HABS/HAER/HALS. However, two Honorable Mention citations were given.

HABS drawing of Saint James' House

Honorable Mention:

  • Project: Saint James' House (HABS VA-1508)
  • Location: Fredericksburg, Virginia
  • Delineator: Teresa Boegler
  • School: University of Mary Washington
  • Significance: Saint James' House was built around 1768-1769. Early records associate the construction of the building with James Mercer, a local lawyer, who purchased the property from Fielding Lewis and George Washington. Although some modifications have altered its interior appearance, the original dwelling house retains much of its integrity, making it unique among Fredericksburg dwellings.
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HABS drawing of Pon Pon Chapel

 

Honorable Mention:

  • Project: Pon Pon Chapel (HABS SC-883)
  • Location: Jacksonboro vicinity, South Carolina
  • Delineators: Amber Anderson, Sara Sanders
  • School: Graduate Program in Historic Preservation – Clemson University/College of Charleston
  • Significance: Though in partial ruins, this chapel and graveyard serve as a reminder of early eighteenth-century Anglican beginnings and particularly the proliferation of chapels of ease throughout the Lowcountry to address the religious needs of remote plantation inhabitants.
Jurors:
  • C. Ford Peatross, FSAH; FHABS; Honorary AIA and ASLA; Founding Director of the Center for Architecture, Design, and Engineering, Library of Congress
  • Sue Ann Pemberton, FAIA: Chair of the AIA-HABS Steering Committee; President, Mainstreet Architects Inc.; Senior Lecturer, University of Texas San Antonio
  • Robert R. Arzola, HABS Architect and Holland Prize Coordinator, Heritage Documentation Programs (HABS/HAER/HALS), National Park Service

 

2014

HABS drawing of Broadview Park Pavilion
Winner: Publication of the Winning Drawing in Preservation Architect (the online newsletter of the American Institute of Architects' Historic Resources Committee), $1000 Cash Prize, and a Certificate of Recognition
  • Project: Broadview Park Pavilion (HABS TX-3610)
  • Location: Fort Worth, Texas
  • Delineator: Paul M. Dennehy, AIA
  • Firm: Dennehy Architects, Inc.
  • Significance: In 1935, the Civilian Conservation Corps designed and constructed a series of park structures at the western confluence of the Trinity River as it enters Lake Worth. Sited within the native landscape on an east facing bluff, this pavilion has a commanding view of the lake, park lands, and the city of Fort Worth beyond.
Honorable Mention: $500 Cash Prize and a Certificate of Recognition
  • Project: National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Pacific Branch, Streetcar Depot (HABS No. CA-336-A)
  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Delineator: Jean-Guy Tanner Dubé
  • Firm: Appleton & Associates, Inc.
  • Significance: Built in 1893, this Passenger Depot is the sole surviving example of sixteen post passenger shelters built by the Southern Pacific Railroad.
Honorable Mention: $500 Cash Prize and a Certificate of Recognition
  • Project: Allegheny College, Bentley Hall (HABS PA-5955)
  • Location: Meadville, Pennsylvania
  • Delineator: Steven Utz
  • School: Allegheny College
  • Significance: Bentley Hall is the first building constructed on the Allegheny College campus, and was designed to hold one of the country's most impressive library collections, located in a region that at the time was at the edge of the western frontier.
Jurors:
  • C. Ford Peatross, FSAH; FHABS; Honorary AIA; Founding Director of the Center for Architecture, Design, and Engineering, Library of Congress
  • Anne E. Webber, FAIA; Partner, Mills + Schnoering Architects, LLC
  • Robert R. Arzola, HABS Architect and Holland Prize Coordinator, HDP Program, National Park Service

 

2013

HAER drawing of Turn-of-River Bridge
Winner: Publication of Drawing in Architectural Record, a $1000 Cash Prize and a Certificate of Recognition
Honorable Mention: $500 Cash Prize and a Certificate of Recognition Jurors:
  • C. Ford Peatross, FSAH; FHABS;, Honorary AIA; Founding Director of the Center for Architecture, Design, and Engineering, Library of Congress
  • Ashley R. Wilson, AIA; ASID; Graham Gund Architect, AIA Historic Resources Committee
  • Robert R. Arzola, HABS Architect and Holland Prize Coordinator, HDP Program, National Park Service
  • Christopher H. Marston, HAER Architect, HDP Program, National Park Service
  • Christopher M. Stevens, HALS Landscape Architect, HDP Program, National Park Service

 

2012

HABS drawing of White Rock Lookout Tower
Winner: Publication of Drawing in Architectural Record, a $1000 Cash Prize and a Certificate of Recognition
  • Project: White Rock Lookout Tower (HABS TN-262)
  • Location: Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee
  • Delineator: Laura Beth Ingle
  • School or Firm: Clemson University / College of Charleston
Honorable Mention: $500 Cash Prize and a Certificate of Recognition Honorable Mention: $500 Cash Prize and a Certificate of Recognition Jurors:
  • C. Ford Peatross, FSAH; FHABS; Honorary AIA; Founding Director of the Center for Architecture, Design, and Engineering, Library of Congress
  • Raymond P. Rhinehart, PhD; Hon. American Institute of Architects; Senior Director, Special Projects at the AIA
  • Ashley R. Wilson, AIA; ASID; Graham Gund Architect; National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • Christopher M. Stevens, HALS Landscape Architect, HDP Program, National Park Service
  • Robert R. Arzola, HABS Architect and Holland Prize Coordinator, HDP Program, National Park Service

 

2011

HABS drawing of Fuller Dome Home
Winner: Publication of Drawing in Architectural Record, a $1000 Cash Prize and a Certificate of Recognition
Honorable Mention: $500 Cash Prize and a Certificate of Recognition
  • Project: Grace Episcopal Church (HABS NY-6393)
  • Location: Utica, New York
  • Delineator(s): Architects Akanksha Rao (Niki) & Mark Thaler AIA
  • School or Firm: EYP / Architecture & Engineering, Albany, New York

Honorable Mention: $500 Cash Prize and a Certificate of Recognition

Jurors:

  • Robert Ivy, Executive Vice President and CEO of the National American Institute of Architects
  • Jean Carroon FAIA; LEED; Principal - Design, Sustainability, Preservation, Goody Clancy
  • C. Ford Peatross, FSAH; FHABS; Honorary AIA; Founding Director of the Center for Architecture, Design, and Engineering, Library of Congress
  • Christopher M. Stevens, HALS Landscape Architect, HDP Program, National Park Service
  • Robert R. Arzola, HABS Architect and Holland Prize Coordinator, HDP Program, National Park Service

 

Contact: Robert Arzola, HABS Architect, (202) 354-2170