New Prize Will Recognize Best Drawing of Historic Site

February 10, 2010

Architectural Record announces the launch of the Leicester B. Holland Prize, an annual competition that recognizes the best single-sheet measured drawing of an historic building, site, or structure prepared to the standards of the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), Historic American Engineering Record (HAER), or Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) of the National Park Service (NPS). 

The prize honors Leicester B. Holland (1882-1952), FAIA, chairman of the AIA’s Committee on Historic Buildings, head of the Fine Arts Division of the Library of Congress, and co-founder of the HABS program in the 1930s.  It is supported by the Paul Rudolph Trust, the Center for Architecture, Design & Engineering in the Library of Congress, and Architectural Record, and administered by the NPS programs. 

The prize is intended to increase awareness, knowledge, and appreciation of historic sites while adding to the permanent HABS, HAER and HALS collection at the Library of Congress.  It is also designed to reinvigorate the art of architectural delineation and composition in the tradition established by the École des Beaux-Arts. 

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Architectural Record magazine will publish the winning drawing, and the winner will receive a $1,000 cash prize and a certificate of recognition.  Merit awards will also be given.  The entry deadline is June 30, 2010.

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