(Nov. 22, 2011) -- For the third consecutive year, a team of UTSA students instructed by architecture professor Sue Ann Pemberton has been awarded the Kenneth Lanier Anderson Prize. The award is given annually to the highest-ranking Charles E. Peterson Prize entry from a Texas university. The UTSA team received both the Peterson and Anderson prizes for their documentation work on the Herrera-Ruiz house in 2011.
"When students document a building, they learn to really look closely at that building and understand how it was constructed because they have to convey that information in drawings," said Pemberton.
Charles E. Peterson was the founder of the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) of the National Park Service; the Peterson prize is presented by HABS, the Athenaeum of Philadelphia, and the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Administered by the Texas Architectural Foundation (TAF), the Anderson prize was established to honor the memory of Kenneth L. Anderson, former principal architect and later chief of HABS.
While the Peterson prize is intended to increase awareness, knowledge and appreciation of historic buildings throughout the United States, the Anderson prize focuses on Texas' accredited schools of architecture, encouraging students to record buildings to HABS standards and submit them to the permanent HABS collection of measured drawings at the Library of Congress.
Pemberton and UTSA team member Jaime Jimenez accepted both awards on behalf of the group at an awards ceremony that was part of the AIA Historic Resources Committee luncheon last month in Buffalo, N.Y. The team also included Brett Davidson, Analy de la Cruz, Robert Gonzalez, John James, Adriana Munoz, Jennifer Speed and Courtney Widacki.
"While the quality work is completed by students, it is also important to realize that Professor Pemberton has been leading Peterson Award-level student submissions for many years, and now her class has received the honor for three years in a row," said John Murphy, dean of the UTSA College of Architecture. "This is a sign of incredible quality instruction in architectural education. Professor Pemberton continues to make all of us here in the College of Architecture proud to have her on the faculty."
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The UTSA Consortium for Social Transformation; African American Studies Program presents guest speaker Dr. Gaye Theresa Johnson, associate professor of Chicana and Chicano Studies, and African American Studies, University of California at Los Angelesand author of "Spaces of Conflict Sounds of Solidarity: Music, Race, and Spacial Entitlement in Los Angeles" and "Futures of Black Radicalism." The event is free and open to the public.
University Center, Denman Room (UC 2.01.28), Main Campus
Put on drunk goggles and navigate a pedal cart at the U in the Driver Seat Alcohol Awareness event, hosted by UTSA PD and Sigma Lambda Gamma.
Sombrilla Plaza, Main Campus
The UTSA Honors College hosts a sneak CineFestival preview of the documentary Somos Lengua, a new documentary about the Mexican hip hop scene. Jim Mendiola, the CineFestival Director, will screen the movie and present a festival overview.
University Center, Bexar Room (UC 1.102), Main Campus
Grab your friends, family, kids and dog for this annual fun run on the UTSA Main Campus benefititng the UTSA Alumni Association.
Convocation Center, Main Campus
Join the Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching for the 13th annual Storytelling Festival. The festival will feature keynote speaker Carolina Quiroga-Stultz, a Colombian Storyteller and journalist. This event is free and open to the public.
Main Building, ground floor, Main Campus
The IDS Colloquium showcases the excellent scholarship done by the IDS students in the College of Education and Human Development at UTSA. In addition, this event also honors the legacy of Dr. Marian Martinello.
Business Building, University Room (BB 2.06.04), Main Campus
The Department of Biology and the Be the Match Team will collaborate to engage and educate our students in the importance of a life saving donation through peripheral blood stem cells and a marrow harvest.
UC Paseo and Central Plaza, Main Campus
UTSA welcomes the Italian-born duo Bandini-Chiacchiaretta. They've toured the world performing Argentine Tango music on guitar and bandoneon, the instrument of Astor Piazzolla. Tickets are $10 or free with UTSA Student I.D.
Arts Building, Recital Hall (ARTS 2.03.02), Main Campus
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