Liz Martin-Malikian named AIAS Educator of the Year 2020

Kennesaw State University professor Liz Martin-Malikian was recently named Educator of the Year at the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) Honor Awards.

Martin-Malikian, thesis coordinator and professor of architecture in KSU’s College of Architecture and Construction Management, was recognized by AIAS for her outstanding contribution to the education of architecture students, the impact she has made on the education of architecture students and for championing the virtues of excellence in architecture and the environment to the general public. The award also honors educators who align with the AIAS mission to “advance leadership, design and service among architecture students.”

“This award confirms what we already knew about Liz – that she is a first-rate educator who embodies KSU’s value of putting students first,” said Andrew Payne, dean of the College of Architecture and Construction Management. “We are privileged to have her among the faculty in the Department of Architecture, and I’m sure many more accolades will come her way in the future.”

Martin-Malikian has taught at the University since 2006 and has since become the thesis coordinator of the architecture department’s advanced core sequence, one of the few programs nationwide that requires students to pursue thesis projects while earning an architecture degree. Aside from her involvement with thesis sequences, Martin-Malikian teaches courses on environmental technology, materials and methods, third-year studios and urban design. She taught in Auburn University’s School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture as the Paul Rudolph Visiting Professor of Practice prior to arriving at Kennesaw State.

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