A University of Utah associate professor of architecture was recently honored for research in and promotion of architectural history and historic preservation.

Peter L. Goss was presented an Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History. He was selected by a national committee of leaders in the field of history.

Goss is chairman of the Utah State Historic and Cultural Sites Committee and was a member 10 years of the Utah State Historic Foundation Board. He was named to the National Society of Architectural Historians Board; is a recipient of the Utah State Historical Society's Preservation Award for his research on the Devereaux Mansion in Salt Lake City; and is co-author of "Utah's Historic Architecture: 1847-1940."