Essay Prize

Society of Architectural Historians Landscape History Chapter Essay Prize 2020

Have you read or authored a peer-review journal article published during the past three years that you think has made an important contribution to landscape architectural history? Please consider submitting it for the biannual Landscape History Chapter Essay Prize.

Every second year, one prize is awarded to the author/s of a peer-reviewed journal article or chapter in a peer-reviewed book published in English that concerns landscape architectural history.

The winning article should:
– Provide a significant contribution to landscape architectural history in either method or content
– Present a succinct and rigorous argument, or historical account
– Impact the field of landscape architectural history and/or landscape architectural practice
– Use high-quality visual representations (photographs, diagrams, and/or sketches) that expand the text in tangible and meaningful ways, if appropriate to the topic/argument

Submission Format
Articles must be submitted electronically as pdf-files to the president Stephen Whiteman ( and vice-president Kathleen John-Alder ( by October 31, 2019 (deadline extended).

Any author(s) writing on the subject of landscape architectural history is eligible. Articles may be submitted by the author or a reader, but not by the selection committee. Only one article may be submitted per person. Consecutive submissions are accepted. Articles eligible for the 2020 prize need to have been published between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2019.

Selection Committee
William Coleman, The Olana Partnership
Elizabeth Kryder-Reid, Indiana University
Bianca Maria Rinaldi, Politecnico di Torino

Award Announcement
All authors/readers will be notified by the president of the reviewers’ decision by the end of January, 2020. The prize will be conferred by the president at the upcoming Landscape Chapter meeting at the 2020 SAH annual conference in Seattle.