As has been the tradition at VAF, the 2016 awardees were announced with much fanfare at the banquet on Saturday night. Each awardee was recognized for their contributions to VAF and to the field of vernacular architecture studies. Please click on the links below to read the inspiring stories and view the evocative images of each awardee.
Award for Advocacy: The 2016 Advocacy award was presented to Open Durham / Preservation Durham. Friends of Oberlin Cemetery received an honorable mention.
Catherine W. Bisher prize: Catherine Boland Erkkila’s creatively conceived, well-researched, and clearly written article, “American Railways and the Cultural Landscapes of Immigration” Buildings & Landscapes 22, no. 1 Spring 2015
Paul E. Buchanan Award: Tania Martin, Université Laval School of Architecture Field School in Built Heritage and Cultural Landscapes.
Abbott Lowell Cummings: Thomas Carter, Building Zion The Material World of the Mormon Settlement
Henry Glassie Award: presented to Catherine Bishir for her special contributions to the field.
Orlando Ridout V Fieldwork Fellowships: Five fellowships were given, four to students who attended Tania Martin’s Field School and one is an independent scholar.
Students attending the Université Laval School of Architecture Summer Field School in Ca-des-Rosiers, Gaspe, Canada: Maxime Bonesso, Philippe-Daniel Deshaies-Rugama, Laurent Généreux, Luc Saint-Pierre
Independent Scholar: Barton Ross, AIA, AIC, LEED AP; Survey of 52 surviving gambrel roof structure of Queen Anne’s County Maryland