Washington, D.C.—July 1, 2016 —The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) is pleased to announce that Bruce Lindsey, E. Desmond Lee Professor for Community Collaboration and Dean of the College and Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design at Washington University in St. Louis
, has begun his term as ACSA President for the 2016-2017 academic year. He assumes the role a year after his election to the board as Vice President/President-Elect.
As an artist, architect, and educator, Lindsey has made significant contributions to beginning design, sustainable design, and community design education. He joined the faculty of the School of Architecture at Carnegie Mellon in 1988 where he taught across the curriculum of architecture and art for 14 years. He then served as co-director of the Rural Studio from 2002-06, and the Paul Rudolph Professor from 2005-06. There he helped develop the five degree programs and two outreach programs around an idea of collective practice that was characterized by social and environmental activism advanced through an emphasis on interdisciplinary work and joint degrees.
A practicing architect, Lindsey worked with Davis + Gannon Architects to design the Pittsburgh Glass Center, which earned a gold rating under LEED guidelines. The project also received a Design Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and was chosen as one of 2005’s top 10 green buildings by the AIA’s Committee on the Environment. His other honors include a 1993 Young Architects Award from Progressive Architecture, a 2002 AIA Design Merit Award for his extensive renovation, with EDGE Architecture, of the Society for Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh, and the 2015 ACSA Distinguished Professor Award.
In his first year on the ACSA board, as President-Elect, Lindsey has been instrumental in facilitating the reimagining of ACSA’s Strategic Plan
. For the first time in a decade, ACSA has rewritten its strategic plan to help the organization be better able to address pressing issues affecting schools, faculty, and students. Lindsey will chair his first board meeting as ACSA President later this month in Washington, DC.
About the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture
ACSA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, membership association founded in 1912 to advance the quality of architectural education. The school membership in ACSA has grown from 10 charter members to over 250 schools in several membership categories. These include full membership for all accredited programs in the United States and government-sanctioned schools in Canada, candidate membership for schools seeking accreditation, and affiliate membership for schools for two-year and international programs. Through these schools, over 5,000 architecture faculty members are represented. In addition, over 500 supporting members composed of architecture firms, product associations and individuals add to the breadth of interest and support of ACSA goals.