Planning, Development and Preservation

Peterson Prize

HABS: Charles E. Peterson Prize Drawings

Each year the program submits an application for the Peterson Prize sponsored by the Historic American Building Survey and the National Park Service. To compile these drawings students learn the skills required to accurately record historic structures. The process of measuring and carefully recording buildings is proven to be a very effective way to gain an understanding of historic construction, building fabric and design. It also provides an accurate record of American architectural heritage and the drawings produced become a part of the permanent HABS collection in the Library of Congress. While a systematic examination of buildings is labor intensive, it creates an academic database and provides a form of insurance if the buildings are later destroyed.

Completed Drawings:

[The] Burt-Stark House, Abbeville County, 2011
Burt-Stark House

Christ Church, Charleston County, 2010 – First Place
Christ Church

Farmer's Bank and Exchange, Charleston County, 2008 – Third Place
Farmers Bank and Exchange

Hopewell Property, Pickens County, 2007

[The] MacColl House, Malboro County, 2010 – Second Place

Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston County, 2009 – Fourth Place

[The] Nathaniel Barnwell House, Charleston County, 2011
Nathaniel Barnwell House

Othniel-Beale House, Chrleston County, 2007 – Second Place

Pineville Chapel, Berkeley County, 2012 – Third Place

Taveau Church, Berkeley County, 2012 – Honorable Mention