2015 Award Winners

ACSA is pleased to announce the 2014-2015 Architectural Education Award Winners. Each year, ACSA honors architectural educators for exemplary work in areas such as building design, community collaborations, scholarship, and service. Award winners inspire and challenge students, contribute to the profession’s knowledge base, and extend their work beyond the borders of academy into practice and the public sector. Congratulations to all the award winners!

Read about the winning submissions below, and be sure to join us in celebrating the winners in Toronto at the 103rd ACSA Annual Meeting.
 
 
2014-2015 Architectural Education Awards Book


 
                 
 
The AIA/ACSA Topaz Medallion for Excellence in Architectural Education is awarded jointly by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) to an individual, who must be living at the time of nomination, who has spent at least a decade primarily involved in architectural education, and whose primary contribution to architectural education has been on the North American continent.
 
     PETER EISENMAN
Yale University 

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Peter Eisenman, FAIA, recipient of the 2015 AIA/ACSA Topaz Medallion for Excellence in Architectural Education, throughout his career, has been celebrated for his writings, research, and scholarship as well as his commitment to teaching.

 

 
The ACSA/AIAS New Faculty Teaching Award recognizes demonstrated excellence in teaching performance during the formative years of an architectural teaching career.


    KYLE KONIS
University of Southern California

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  JESSE LeCAVALIER

New Jersey Institute of Technology

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  JEANA RIPPLE
University of Virginia
 
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The ACSA Diversity Achievement Award recognizes the work of faculty, administrators, or students in creating effective methods and models to achieve greater diversity in curricula, school personnel, and student bodies, specifically to incorporate the participation and contributions of historically under-represented groups or contexts. 


   

NEAL J.Z. SCHWARTZ
California College of the Arts

  
  
 
The ACSA Faculty Design Award provides a venue for work that advances the reflective nature of practice and teaching by recognizing and encouraging outstanding work in architecture and related environmental design fields as a critical endeavor.
 
FACULTY DESIGN AWARDS:


    DOMESTIC HATS

Jennifer Bonner, Georgia Institute of Technology
   

  EMPTY PAVILION

McLain Clutter, University of Michigan
Kyle Reynolds, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 
     

  JUJUY REDUX

Maximiliano Spina, Woodbury University
Marcelo Spina, Southern California Institute of Architecture
Georgina Huljich University of California, Los Angeles 
     

  UNDERLYING STRUCTURES

Maria Hurtado de Mendoza, New Jersey Institute of Technology / estudio.entresitio Cesar Jimenez de Tejada, Jose Maria Hurtado de Mendoza & Alvar Ruiz, estudio.entresitio 

 FACULTY DESIGN HONORABLE MENTIONS:


    ELIZABETH STREET HOUSE

Kevin Alter, University of Texas at Austin

     

  eXo

Doris Kim SungUniversity of Southern California 

     

  ACADEMIC KINDERGARTEN

Martin Despang, University of Hawaii at Manoa
     

  VERMILION SANDS:
Investigating the Performative Atmospheres of Artificial Nature

Matthew Soules, University of British Columbia 

  
  
 
The ACSA/AIA Housing Design Education Award, Excellence in Housing Education Course or Activity recognizes the importance of good education in housing design to produce architects ready for practice in a wide range of areas and able to be capable leaders and contributors to their communities.



   

FOUR URBAN HOUSING NARRATIVES:
Getting the City to be a Master Developer

Stephen D. Luoni, University of Arkansas

Jeffrey Erwin Huber, Florida Atlantic University

 

     

 

INCORPORATING WORKFORCE HOUSING:
in the Sustainable Development Planning and Design of Urban Los Angeles

Kyle Konis, University of Southern California

 
The ACSA Distinguished Professor Award recognizes sustained creative achievement in the advancement of architectural education through teaching, design, scholarship, research, or service.
 
     
ELIZABETH DANZE

University of Texas at Austin

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MICHAEL FIFIELD

University of Oregon

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JULIA WILLIAMS ROBINSON
University of Minnesota

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JAMES McLEOD STEELE


University of Southern California

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GREGORY WATSON

Louisiana State University

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The ACSA Creative Achievement Award recognizes a specific creative achievement in teaching, design, scholarship, research, or service that advances architectural education.


   
STEPHEN J. PHILLIPS 

California Polytechnic State University

     

  POSSIBLE MEDIUMS PROJECT

Adam Fure, University of Michigan 
Kelly Bair, University of Illinois at Chicago 
Kristy Balliet, The Ohio State University 
Kyle James Miller, Syracuse University 
    
  

 
The ACSA Collaborative Practice Award honors the best practices in school-based community outreach programs.


   

DesignBuildBLUFF
UofU + Colorado Building Workshop at CU Denver

Rick Sommerfeld, University of Colorado Denver

     

    DESIGN DULUTH

Ozayr Saloojee, Vince deBritto, Jamuna Golden & James Wheeler, University of Minnesota 
     

 

GREEN BUILDING DEMONSTRATION PAVILION
Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum

Hans C. Herrmann, Cory Gallo, Brian Templeton, Suzanne Powney, Justin Taylor & Wayne Wilkerson, Mississippi State University
     

 

SHOBAK PRROTECTED AREA:
Developing a new model of ecotourism and nature reserve for Jordan

Aziza Chaouni, University of Toronto

  
  

 
The ACSA Design-Build Award honors the best practices in school-based design-build projects.

DESIGN BUILD AWARDS:


   

AUDI-FAB DESIGN BUILD RESEARCH STUDIO

Emily Baker, American University of Sharjah

     

 

HOMO LUDENS | HOMO FABER

Christopher D. Trumble, University of Arizona 

     

 

RIVERLANDS AVIAN OBSERVATORY

Andrew Colopy, Rice University
Kenneth Joseph Tracy, American University of Sharjah

     
 DESIGN BUILD HONORABLE MENTION:
 

 

STOP TRAFFIC! MBCI Public Transit Shelters

Hans C. Herrmann, Emily M. McGlohn, Tom Leathem, Alexis Gregory & Lee Carson, Mississippi State University

  
  

 
These awards are selected as the Journal of Architecture Education (JAE) Best Articles from the all those submitted to the journal in the award year. The JAE has for more than 60 years represented the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture as the flagship publication of this important architectural organization.


    Scholarship of Design:

Rethinking the Legacy of the Sixties: Pliny Fisk's Political Ecology
Sarah DeyongTexas A&M University


  Design as Scholarship: 

Super Décor

Penelope Dean, University of Illinois at Chicago 



ACSA would like to thank the awards jurors, board of directors, and JAE editorial board for their work in reviewing almost 200 submissions and selecting the above award winners. To learn more about the award winners, ACSA will publish the 2014-2015 Architecture Education Awards Book in the coming months. + View past winners

TM JURY Chair: Wendy Ornelas, Kansas State 
Michael Hoffman, Norwich U.
Charlie Klecha, AIAS Rep. / School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Sylvia Lavin, U. of California, Los Angeles
Michael A. Speaks, Syracuse U. 

NFT JURY Chair: Obiekwe Okolo, AIAS Rep. / U. of Texas San Antonio 
Ryan Smith, U. of Utah
Shannon Criss, U. of Kansas 
Danielle Mitchell, Penn State / AIAS Rep.

DA JURY Chair: Ryan Smith, U. of Utah
John Cays, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Norman Millar, Woodbury U.

CP JURY Chair: Ryan Smith, U. of Utah
Gregory Luhan, U. of Kentucky
Jennifer Siegal, U. of Southern California 

HDE Jury Chair: Ryan Smith, U. of Utah
Carlos Reimers, Catholic U. of America
Carey Clouse, U. of Massachusetts, Amherst / AIA Rep.
Victor Mirontschuk, EDI International / AIA Rep.

DP JURY Chair: Mo Zell, U. of Wisconsin Milwaukee
Ikhlas Sabouni, Prairie View A&M U. / DPACSA

Juan Miro, U. of Texas, Austin / DPACSA

CA JURY 
Chair: Mo Zell, U. of Wisconsin Milwaukee
Mark Gage, Yale U.
Peter MacKeith, U. of Arkansas

FD JURY Chair: Meejin Yoon, MIT
Mo Zell, U. of Wisconsin Milwaukee
David Erdman, U. of Hong Kong

DB JURY Chair: David Hinson, Auburn U.
Mo Zell, U. of Wisconsin Milwaukee
Keith Brian Zawistowski, Virginia Tech 

JAE Best Article Award Jury
JAE Editorial Board
ACSA Board of Directors





+ 2014-2015 ACSA Awards Program - View the original "Call for Nominations & Submissions"


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