Entrants are encouraged to research references that are related to both the topic of the competition and precedent projects. An intention of all ACSA competitions is to make students aware that research is a fundamental element of any design solution.


  • Lewis, Kenneth E. and Langhorne, William T. “Castle Pinckney: An Archeological Assessment with Recommendations.” South Carolina Institute of Archeology and Anthropology, 1978. 
  • McClellan, E.P. The Ghosts of Castle Pinckney: A Charlestonian’s True Tales of His Boyhood on a Harbor Island. Charleston, SC: Narwhal Press Inc., 1988. 
  • Robinson, Willard B. American Forts: Architectural Form and Function. Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1977. 
  • Wilson, A.R and Mark Schara. Castle Pinckney. Defence Sites Heritage & Future: Castle Pinckney. United Kingdom: WIT Press, 2010. 
  • Weirick, David Lee. Castle Pinckney: Past, Present, Future. Master’s Thesis, Department of Planning, Landscape, Historic Preservation and Real Estate Development, Clemson University/College of Charleston, 2012. 
  • Ziegler, Christopher T. The Orgins and Development of America’s Forgotten Castle: Castle Pinckney. Master’s Thesis, Department of History, University of South Carolina, 2007. 


  • Ashurst, John. Conservation of Ruins. Oxford: Elsevier Ltd, 2007. 
  • Calkins, Meg. The Sustainable Sites Handbook: A Complete Guide to the Principles, Strategies, and Best Practices for Sustainable Landscapes. Wiley Series in Sustainable Design, 2012. 
  • Carroon, Jean. Sustainable Preservation Greening Existing Buildings, Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2010. 
  • Chitty, Gill, and David Baker. Managing Historic Sites and Buildings: Reconciling Presentation and Preservation. London: Routledge, 1999. 
  • Richard Longstreth, Susan Calafate Boyle, Susan Buggey and Michael Caratzas Cultural Landscapes: Balancing Nature and Heritage in Preservation Practice (2008). 
  • Raburn, J. Stanley. Structural Analysis of Historic Buildings: Restoration, Preservation and Adaptive Reuse for Applications for Architects and Engineers, Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons. 2000. 
  • Stewart Brand, How Buildings Learn: What Happens After They’re Built, 1994. New York, NY: Viking. 
  • Thompson, M. W. Ruins: Their Preservation and Display. London: British Museum Publications Ltd, 1981. 
  • Tyler, Norman. Historic Preservation: Introduction to its History, Principles, and Practice. New York and London, W.W. Norton and Company, Inc. 2000. 
  • Williamson, Kenneth. Development and Design of Heritage Sensitive Sites. New York City: Routledge, 2010. 
  • Design & Historic Preservation: The Challenge of Compatibility edited by David Ames and Richard Wagner, University of Delaware Press, 2009. 



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