National Park Service, Library of Congress honor Carwile

Nov 23, 2020 | Design, Faculty/Staff, Liberal Arts

The Library of Congress and the National Park Service recognized Professor Guy W. Carwile, Ken Hollis College of Liberal Arts Endowed Professor, with the 2020 Leicester B. Holland Prize for his drawing of the first permanent bus stop shelter built on the current home of the LSU campus.

The prize recognizes the best single-sheet, measured drawing of a historic building, site or structure prepared to the standards of the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) or the Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS).

“This documentation is incredibly important as we work to preserve historical structures for future generations,” said Karl Puljak, Chair of the Louisiana Tech School of Design. “Guy’s work is deserving of recognition for his skill and accuracy, as well as the potential to add to the architectural legacy of our state.”

The bus stop shelter, a structure designed in the Italian Renaissance style, was the first of only three built by the New Orleans architectural firm of Weiss, Dreyfous, and Seiferth. The shelters are emblematic of the second phase of major construction on the LSU campus during the 1930s. A number of small structures, including the bus stop shelters, serve as small pieces of garden ornament juxtaposed to the field of larger campus buildings.