Archaeologist Cannon Daughtrey is named a winner at the 2016 Tucson Pima County Historical Commission Historic Preservation Awards

Archaeologist Cannon Daughtrey is named a winner at the 2016 Tucson Pima County Historical Commission Historic Preservation Awards

WestLand is pleased to congratulate Cannon Daughtrey, Field Director in our Archaeology Department, on being named a winner of the 2016 Tucson Pima County Historical Commission Historic Preservation Award for her contributions to the “The Tucson Community Center (TCC) Plaza Documentation and Stewardship Planning” project. Cannon was among a group of preservationists, students, and professionals from varied disciplines that together, created a tiered plan of action addressing the future activation of a National Register of Historic Places listed modernist landscape in Downtown Tucson; the Garrett Eckbo fountainscape. Goals of the project were aimed at cultivating a vibrant, safe, and sustainable place for use by diverse publics in a currently neglected, and socially contested urban space (the construction of the TCC in the 1960s was the result of controversial urban renewal policies). The project first focused on physical documentation of character defining features in the Eckbo landscape, assessing their current condition and providing recommendations for their rehabilitation. Concomitant with this condition assessment was the development of strategies for engaging stakeholders and various publics as well as recommendations concerning successful stewardship should the landscape be rehabilitated. An additional project component was undertaken by Pima Community College students and Darling Geomatics. This component involved LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) scanning technology and the creation of geo-referenced point cloud data that was translated into a three dimensional Revit model of the Tucson Community Center landscape.

Collaboration was directed by Elaine Becherer (City of Tucson), R. Brooks Jeffery (Drachman Institute [Heritage Conservation Certificate Program], CAPLA), W. Patrick O’Brien (NPS Intermountain Region’s Desert Southwest CESU, CAPLA), and Helen Erickson. Group members include WSM Architects, Maureen McDonald, Jim Henry, Abrar Alkadi, Olaoluwa Fadoyin, Brian Harmon, Daniel Zedick, Amanda Zucker, Alice Dowd, Joan Wike, Traci Lenon, Steve Grede, Rachelle Hornby, and Tricia Horn.

The Tucson-Pima County Historical Commission is authorized to further the awareness and preservation of historic sites, structures, districts, and character of the City of Tucson, Pima County, and the City of South Tucson.  To accomplish this they recognize individuals, firms, groups, and organizations that have contributed to the achievement of the purposes and objectives of the commission.

Congratulations Cannon on your group’s award!

May 25, 2016 < Go Back