Two Harvard men have qualified for the final competition of the American Academy at Rome which results in the award of the Rome Prize, a three year fellowship in Landscape Architecture at the Academy in Rome, representing $7,500. Four men qualified for the finals. The Harvard contestants, who are preparing their final drawings in Robinson Hall under the supervision of Professor B. W. Pond '11, Chairman of the School of Landscape Architecture, are H. J. Hanson 2L.A., and T. D. Price, who graduated from the School of Landscape Architecture in 1926.
After his graduation, Price spent a year abroad on the Charles Eliot Travelling Fellowship in Landscape Architecture, which he won by competition. Since his return, Price has been engaged by Olmstead Brothers, and Hallam Movius, landscape architects. Hanson is a graduate of the University of Illinois.
The preliminary competition consisted in the design of an island estate on a topographical survey chart which was sent to all contestants. Only 14 hours were allowed for completing the preliminary drawing. The final competition, which will be judged on June 29, consists in the completion and elaboration of the preliminary plan, and the submission of drawings and specifications for carrying out the proposed development. The contestants are required to work in private, receiving no advice or criticism of any sort.