Competition Organizers

  
DESIGNING HEALTHY PLACES | 
Tackling Wicked Problems
2017-2018 Designing Healthy Places Student Competition

Sponsors: National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
                 American Institute of Architects (AIA)
                 Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA)


COMPETITION ORGANIZERS

The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) is a 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. ACSA provides a major forum for ideas on the leading edge of architectural thought. Issues that will affect the architectural profession in the future are being examined today in ACSA member schools.

Sponsors
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) was established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government. To date, the NEA has awarded more than $4 billion to support artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation for the benefit of individuals and communities. The NEA extends its work through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector.

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is a professional organization for architects in the United States. The AIA offers education, government advocacy, community redevelopment, and public outreach to support the architecture profession and improve its public image. The AIA also works with other members of the design and construction team to help coordinate the building industry. More than 90,000 licensed architects and associated professionals are members. AIA members adhere to a code of ethics and professional conduct intended to assure clients, the public, and colleagues of an architect's dedication to the highest standards in professional practice.


FOR MORE INFORMATION
Program updates, including information on jury members as they are confirmed, may be found on the ACSA web site at www.acsa-arch.org/competitions.

Additional questions on the competition program and submissions should be addressed to:

Allison Smith
Programs Manager
asmith@acsa-arch.org
202.785.2324

Eric Wayne Ellis
Director of Operations and Programs
eellis@acsa-arch.org
202.785.2324 


Competition Program Faculty Advisor: Stephen D. Luoni, University of Arkansas