(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 Mexican American Studies Program will host a screening of this irreverent, entertaining and often disturbing tale that uses both fiction and documentary story telling devices to tear open a painful and long ignored history: the lynching of Mexican Americans in the southwest.
Buena Vista Building Aula Canaria (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus
Join President Ricardo Romo as he gives his address to the UTSA community.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom (UC 1.104), Main Campus
Join the College of Education and Human Development's Center for Educational Leadership, Policy and Professional Development for a discussion about what passed and what didn't in the last legislative session and what it means for Bexar County Public Schools.
Durango Building Southwest Room (DB 1.124), Main Campus
Graduate School representatives from across the country will provide information on options after earning a bachelor's degree. Students, alumni and community members are welcome.
University Center Retama Galleria, Main Campus
Kickstart your career as an entrepreneur at The University of Texas at San Antonio’s Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) Technology Entrepreneurship Boot Camp.
Business Building, Richard S. Liu Auditorium (BB 2.01.02), Main Campus
The UTSA College of Architecture, Construction and Planning, in partnership with AIA San Antonio’s Latinos in Architecture, presents architect Andrés Jaque, founder of the Office for Political Innovation, an architectural practice dually based in New York and Madrid.
Buena Vista Building, Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus
Looking for a good read? Shop for yourself or for gifts and help change a life at the same time. Browse and buy children’s stories, novels and more at the 2015 SECC Book Sale.
Sombrilla Plaza, Main Campus
The UTSA Music Department presents Emmy-award winning Composer Larry Groupe. Groupe has composed music for films such as "The Contender," "Straw Dogs" and "Miami Vice," and TV shows such as "Star Trek: The Next Generation," "Ren and Stimpy" and "American Gladiators." Lecture is free and open to the public.
Arts Building (2.03.15-18), Main Campus
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As touch screens and e-books demand more and more attention from both casual readers and scholars, many people say the handwriting is on the wall for the printed page.
At UTSA, the handwriting is on the wall for a library that doesn't have any printed books.
Since March 2010, the bookless library in the Applied Engineering and Technology Building has given UTSA students an innovative way to read, research and work with each other to solve problems.
With ultra-modern furniture and a décor featuring desktop computers, scanners and LCD screens, the AET Library is designed to engage students in an online format. But it also offers group study niches and study rooms with whiteboards and glass walls on which students can write. The space encourages teamwork, communications and problem solving for the next generation of scientists and professional engineers.
Did you know? The UTSA AET Library is the nation's first completely bookless library on a college or university campus. It served as a model for Bexar County's first-in-the-nation public bookless library system and one of its branches, the Dr. Ricardo Romo BiblioTech.
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