PAUL E. BUCHANAN AWARD
The Vernacular Architecture Forum seeks nominations for the Paul E. Buchanan Award.
The award was instituted by VAF in 1993 to recognize contributions to the study and preservation of vernacular architecture and the cultural landscape that do not take the form of books or published work. Hundreds of studies, reports, documentation projects, restoration plans, National Register nominations, exhibits, video/digital media productions and public programs are completed each year without the benefit of distribution or recognition beyond the limited audience for which they were commissioned. Nonetheless, many of these efforts can serve to inform and inspire us all. The award is named for Paul E. Buchanan who served for over thirty years as the Director of Architectural Research at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Buchanan set the standard for architectural fieldwork in America and inspired many VAF members in the rewards of fieldwork. This award honors the valuable work that most of our members and professional associates perform.
Projects completed in the last two years are eligible for consideration and may include, but are not limited to:
Architectural Recording Projects (including HABS/HAER/HALS)
Historic Structures Reports
Cultural Resource Surveys
Historic Designation Studies (including National Register and National Historic Landmark)
Furnishing Plans and Installations
Exhibits and Other Temporary Installations
Permanent Museum Exhibits
Visual Arts Presentations (e.g. drawing, painting, photography, 3-D media)
Film and Video Presentations
Computer Applications and Modeling
Educational and Interpretive Programs
Symposia, Conferences, and Public Events
The application deadline for the 2017 Buchanan Award is February 17, 2017.
For more information, please visit http://www.vafweb.org/Buchanan-Award