Past Catherine W. Bishir Prize Winners


The co-winners of the 2020 Catherine W. Bishir Prize are Michael J. Chiarappa and Andrea R. Roberts.  Their compelling articles on African Ameican experiential landscapes in the mid-Atlantic and Texas open new avenues of critical inquiry with new, diverse, and model methodologies that fruitfully further vernacular architecture studies. read more


Maire O’Neill Conrad and Gabrielle Berlinger for these outstanding contributions to vernacular architecture. read more


Becky Nicolaides and James Zarsadiaz,  “Design Assimilation in Suburbia: Asian Americans, Built Landscapes, and Suburban Advantage in Los Angeles’s San Gabriel Valley since 1970,” read more


Sarah L. Lopez, Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Texas, Austin and Margaret M. Grubiak, Associate Professor of Architectural History at Villanova University, Pennsylvania. read more


Catherine Boland Erkkila, 'American Railways and the Cultural Landscapes of Immigration' Buildings & Landscapes 22:1 (Spring 2015): 36-62 read more


Louis Nelson, 'Architectures of West African Enslavement.' Buildings & Landscapes  21:1 (Spring 2014): 88-125 read more


Amber Wiley, 'The Dunbar High School Dilemma: Architecture, Power, and African-American Cultural Heritage.' Buildings & Landscapes 20:1 (Spring 2013): 95-128 read more


Alison K. Hoagland, 'Introducing the Bathroom: Space and Change in Working-Class Houses." Buildings & Landscapes 18:2 (Fall 2011): 15-42.  


Janet Ore, "Mobile Home Syndrome: Engineered Woods and the Making of a New Domestic Ecology in the Post–WW II Era," Technology and Culture 52:2 (April 2011): 260-286.  

The Bishir Prize was awarded for the first time in 2012.

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