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Holland Prize Winners

 

The 2015 Leicester B. Holland Prize jury was held on August 12, 2015, 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.

2015 Leicester B. Holland Prize Winner: The Prize was not 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 awarded.

The drawings bestowed an Honorable Mention will be published in Preservation Architect, the online newsletter of the Historic Resources Committee of the American Institute of Architects, and each will receive a $500 cash prize and a certificate of recognition.

2015

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