The Kansas Preservation Alliance has honored several faculty members and alumni of the Kansas University School of Architecture and Urban Design for their work in historic preservation.
A jury of KPA members, including laypersons and architecture professionals, selected the winners of the 1991 Preservation Awards and notified the winners last month. The awards will be presented formally at the KPA's spring meeting in Wichita.
Winners with ties to KU were:
Dan Rockhill, associate professor of architecture and urban design, who was honored for his involvement in three projects. The jury cited Rockhill, an architect and contractor, for his preservation work on the Benedict House in Lawrence and for the innovative design and construction of the adjacent Benedict Cottages.
The Lawrence Preservation Alliance and William Haw, Westwood Hills, also were recognized for their contributions to the Benedict project.
Rockhill and the Kansas Historical Society were cited for stabilizing and restoring the Hollenberg Pony Express Station, a national landmark near Hanover, in northeast Kansas.
IN ADDITION, Rockhill, the Kansas State Historical Society and Terry Marmet of Topeka were honored for stabilizing and restoring Constitution Hall in Lecompton.
John T. Lee, instructor of architecture and urban design, who was honored for his role as project architect in the adaptive reuse of the former Kaw Valley Line Depot in Lawrence as the Free State Brewery, a brewery and restaurant. Also named were Liberty Hall Associates; Independent Woodcraft; Ray Wilbur and Ben Graham of Lawrence; Craig Shaw and Kevin Arnold of Kansas City, Mo.; and John Standley, all of whom participated in various construction and design aspects of the project.
Dean and Ginny Graves, adjunct professors of architecture and urban design, who were honored for their innovative education program "Walk Around the Block." The program shows teachers how to use their schools' neighborhoods as the starting point for multi-disciplinary teaching in their classrooms. The program, by increasing thousands of students' awareness of their built environment, has resulted in the preservation of many historic buildings.
WIM Chulindra of Topeka, a KU alumnus, who was cited for his role in the adaptive reuse design of the Municipal Auditorium as the Topeka Performing Arts Center. Chulindra is vice president and director of design for the Kiene & Bradley Design Group in Topeka. Also named were the city of Topeka and Murray & Sons Construction Co.