preservation award for "In Memoriam, Carlson Terrace, 1957-2007"
Ethel Goodstein-Murphree has received the 2011 Ned Shank Award for Outstanding Preservation Publication from the Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas for her article, “In Memoriam, Carlson Terrace, 1957-2007.”
This article, published in Preservation Education and Research, the journal of the National Council for Preservation Education, examines the challenges of preserving mid-century modern architecture through a case study of how this project designed by Edward Durell Stone was lost. Built in three phases between 1957 and 1964, Carlson Terrace offered functional, low-cost housing to accommodate the influx of married students who flocked to the campus early in the post-World War II era. For 50 years, Carlson Terrace was called “home” by generations of University of Arkansas students. But after falling into disrepair, it was razed in 2007, adding to a growing list of works by the Fayetteville native that have been demolished or irrevocably altered.
Ethel Goodstein-Murphree is associate dean and professor of architecture in the Fay Jones School of Architecture at the University of Arkansas. She has a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. Goodstein-Murphree is strong advocate for the preservation of mid-century modern architecture. Please see the entire news release
See also a very interesting video on You Tube called “Clean Lines, Open Spaces: A View of Mid-Century Modern Architecture” that Professor Goodstein-Murphree served as architectural advisor.