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Puff’s Research on Fire Resistant Architecture in 19th Century Receives Graham Foundation Recognition

Puff’s Research on Fire Resistant Architecture in 19th Century Receives Graham Foundation Recognition

Architecture Ph. D. student Johnathan Puff has been given a Citation of Special Recognition as part of the Graham Foundation’s 2015 Carter Manny Award. Puff was awarded for his dissertation, “Cities Unburnable! Terra Cotta and the Architecture of Fire Safety in America,” discussing the use of terra cotta to fireproof buildings in the 19th century. He was nominated by the Architecture department and is under the advisory of Professor Robert Fishman. 

The Carter Manny Award, established in 1996, recognizes promising architectural scholars whose doctoral projects shape contemporary discourse about architecture and significantly impact the field.

For more information on the Carter Manny Awards: http://www.grahamfoundation.org/newsletter/?blog_id=2047