Following tradition at VAF, the 2018 awardees were announced with much fanfare. Each awardee was recognized for their contributions to VAF and to the field of vernacular architecture studies. Please click on the links below to read the inspiring stories and view the evocative images of each awardee.
Advocacy Award: In 2018 VAF honored the Galesville Community Center Organization for their efforts in restoring the Galesville Rosenwald School, and the group’s long-term record of advocacy since 2003 for the preservation of vernacular resources in their African American community
Catherine W. Bishir Prize: The winners of the 2018 Bisher Prize are Becky Nicolaides and James Zarsadiaz for an article published in Journal of Urban History titled “Design Assimilation in Suburbia: Asian Americans, Built Landscapes, and Suburban Advantage in Los Angeles’s San Gabriel Valley since 1970.”
Paul E. Buchanan Award: The winners of the 2018 Paul E. Buchanan Award is Megan Springate, for the landmark publication of LGBTQ America Theme Study; and Michel Galan and Anthony Souther, for Caddo Grass House Reconstruction
Abbott Lowell Cummings: The 2018 Cummings Award was given to Elizabeth Kryder-Reid for California Mission Landscapes: Race, Memory and the Politics of Heritage a tremendous accomplishment for the study of vernacular architecture.
Henry Glassie Award: This year's recipient for special contributions to the field is Alison K. (Kim) Hoagland.