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“Fort Proctor” Named Best Paper

Architectural Research Consortium, 2013

The Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC) Board of Directors has named “Fort Proctor: A Conditional Preservation” as the best paper at the 2013 ARCC Conference at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

The paper was written by LSU School of Architecture A. Hays Town Professor Ursula Emery McClure and Associate Professor and Director of the LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture Bradley Cantrell and was based upon multi-disciplinary research funded by grants from the Coastal Sustainability Studio and the National Park Service’s Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS).

“As the world’s global environment continues to shift, more and more preservation sites will face similar dilemmas,” stated McClure and Cantrell in their winning paper. They argue that environmental risk does not preclude preservation, however, but instead changes the methods and results of the preservation.

ARCC President Keith Diaz Moore said, “The board found the time-based animations to express progressive, applied historical research that provocatively linked practice, research, and advocacy. We congratulate your collaboration on such a successful project.”

The Fort Proctor project began in the fall of 2011 and was finalized in January 2013. McClure presented the paper at the ARCC Conference in April 2013.