Named in honor of James Marston Fitch (1909-2000), the founder of the Historic Preservation program at Columbia University, this prize is awarded annually for the best paper or project completed during the first year of studies.
Through the generous contributions of PA members, in recent years the prize has carried a $500 award.
Following is a list of past winners of the Cleo and James Marston Fitch Prize:
Kerensa S. Wood, "Alvar Aalto's Viipuri Library: Identity Through Restorations"
Yiannis Avramides, "The Hirshhorn Museum, the Smithsonian Institution Competition of 1939, and the Delayed Actualization of Modernism on the National Mall"
Xsusha Carlyann Flandro, Christine Huh, Negin Maleki, Mariana Sarango-Manaças and Jennifer Schork, "Progressive Housing in New York City: A Closer Look at Model Tenements and Finnish Cooperatives"
Richard Handler, "A Brief History of the Transformation of Fifth Avenue and Park Avenue into Luxury Apartments"
Jessica Williams, "Labor, Silence, Penitence: the New Jersey State Prison at Trenton"
Laura Buchner, "Ornamental Terra Cotta Along the Harlem River"
Melissa Baldock, "The Elliott Houses"
Gregory Dietrich, "The Austin, Nichols & Company Warehouse"
Cindy Chang and Kisa Hooks, "Domino Sugar Refinery"
Michele A. Boyd, "The Mile Square City: Preservation Planning Issues in Hoboken, NJ"
Lucien Sonder, "7 Bleecker Street"
Regan Tuder, "The Escuelas Nacionales de Arte and the Search for Cuban Architectural Expression"
Nadya Nenadich, "Ridgewood Savings Bank"
Sarah Ingle, "City College Y Building"
Barbara Mitchell, "An Architectural Study of the Sheffield Farm Stables, Manhattan"
Lisanne Renner, "From Farm to Factories: The Evolution of Patterson's Urban Form"
Katherine Rodway, "Maiden Lane: A Survey of the History and Architecture of New York City's First Jewelry District"
Barbara Mishara, "The Bright Lights of Times Square"
Josie Fowler and Ken Lustbader
Christopher Neville and Kathleen Randall
Matthew A. Bauer and Vicki S. Weiner
Elizabeth Lee Dassler and Hoanh Viet Tran
PA President Cleary Larkin (Class of 2007) presents the 2009 Fitch Prize to Ioannis Avramides at the annual PA Fall Party, held at the Central Park Arsenal.