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UT Austin students win national awardsfor drawings of historic buildings

Two groups from The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture are the first-and third-place student winners of the 1998 Charles E. Peterson Prize awarded recently by the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS).

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AUSTIN, Texas–Two groups from The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture are the first-and third-place student winners of the 1998 Charles E. Peterson Prize awarded recently by the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS).

John A. Burns, acting chief of the Historic American Buildings Survey /Historic American Engineering Record program, presented the students with the winning certificates and awards during a reception Friday in the Architecture and Planning Library Reading Room at Battle Hall 200. The reception featured an exhibit of the award-winning student drawings of the Lee County Courthouse and the John Nance Garner House.

The Peterson Prize is a national honor awarded by the National Park Service and The Athenaeum of Philadelphia. It is named for Charles E. Peterson, who founded the HABS program. The award recognizes the best sets of architectural measured drawings of historic buildings produced by college students, and is intended to increase awareness and knowledge of historic buildings nationwide.

Burns and Peterson are listed as Fellows of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA).

Students who won first prize of a certificate and $2000 award are Matthew Haberling of Ontario, Canada; Jessica Juarez of Austin; Lawson Newman of Huntsville, Ala.; Jane Sunderland of Falls Church, Va.; Robert Ward of West Point, N.Y.; and Laurie Zapalac of Austin. Winners of the third prize HABS certificate and $1000 are: Jason Charalambides of Nocosia, Cyprus; Beth Fucci of Austin; Ann Horan of Austin; Beth Humphrey of Eastville, Va.; Chay Rees of Nacogdoches; and Lindsay Rose of Austin. The faculty sponsor for both winning teams is Associate Professor Dan Leary.

For additional information, contact Anne Mulloy, director of Friends of Architecture at the UT Austin School of Architecture, (512) 471-0617.