Carter Manny Award

  • Carter Manny Award Citations of Special Recognition

Danielle Abdon
Poverty, Disease, and Port Cities: Global Exchanges in Hospital Architecture during the Age of Exploration
Temple University, Art History
2019–20 Carter Manny Writing Citation
Addressing the cross-cultural circulation of interventions in social welfare and public and environmental health, this dissertation looks at impact on the architecture of hospitals in port cities in Italy, Iberia, and the New World during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.

Kathleen Powers Conti
"Tell It Like It Was:" Race, Memory, and Historic Preservation in the American South
The University of Texas at Austin, School of Architecture; Historic Preservation and Architectural History
2020–21 Carter Manny Research Citation
Through an in-depth architectural and historical analysis of Berkeley Plantation, this dissertation interrogates how historic preservation can perpetuate racial inequality in public spaces.

Michael Faciejew
Building "Worldwide Society": The Architecture of Documentation, 1895–1939
Princeton University, History and Theory of Architecture
2019–20 Carter Manny Writing Citation
This dissertation examines the architectural consequences of a turn to “documentation” in governmental and cultural institutions in France and Belgium in the early twentieth century.

Brandon M Finn
Southern African Urbanization and Socio-Spatial Transformation: The Historical Origins of the Contemporary Informal-Formal Labor Nexus
Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, Department of Urban Planning and Design
2020–21 Carter Manny Research Citation
Studying how mining labor influences contemporary urbanization processes in the Zambian Copperbelt, this research aims to elucidate the under-recognized links between mining as a form of colonial-era capitalism, labor, and urbanization in Southern Africa, to better place urban Africa in global context.

Willa Granger
Constructing Old Age: Race, Ethnicity, Religion and the Architecture of Homes for the Aged, 1870–1970
The University of Texas at Austin, School of Architecture
2020–21 Carter Manny Writing Citation
The first architectural study of the American “home for the aged,” this research examines how the professional, regulatory, medical, and architectural “discovery” of senior citizens throughout the twentieth century maps onto the gradual shift from a vernacular, charitable model of senior housing to the atomized, megalithic mode of today, thereby situating the built environment as a critical player in the “totalization” of senior institutional living and a barometer of the professionalization—and thus bureaucratization—of eldercare.

Magdalena Milosz
"They Have Decided What Houses Will Be Built" Indigenous Peoples, Architecture, and the Settler-Colonial State, 1920–1970s
McGill University, Peter Guo-hua Fu School of Architecture
2020–21 Carter Manny Research Citation
This dissertation examines architecture as a site of encounter between Indigenous Peoples and the Canadian settler-colonial state between 1920 and the 1970s.

Ettore Santi
Designing a Land Revolution. The Corporate Reinvention of China's Rural Environment
University of California, Berkeley, College of Environmental Design, Department of Architecture; History, Theory and Society
2020–21 Carter Manny Research Citation
An ethnographic study of environmental design discourses, practices, and techniques transforming the totality of China's rural villages into state-directed spaces for intensive food extraction.

Desirée Valadares
The Reparative Logics of World War II Confinement Camp Preservation: British Columbia, Alaska and Hawai’i in Context
University of California, Berkeley, Department of Architecture
2019–20 Carter Manny Research Citation
This research considers the ways in which social movements and their demands for tangible, physical reparations such as monuments, memorials, historic sites often conflict with indigenous land, water and subsistence rights in addition to more longstanding claims for sovereignty, self-determination and decolonization.

Jessica Varner
Chemical Desires: Dyes, Additives, Foams, and the Making of Architectural Modernity (1901–20xx)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, History, Theory, and Criticism
2019–20 Carter Manny Research Citation
From 1850 to 1937, five global chemical corporations constructed desires for new building material products, and this research reveals the legacy of modern architecture as inextricably linked to the effects of the chemical world.