October 21, 2022

ACSA Announces the 2022 Best Paper and Best Project Awards


Outstanding Peer-Reviewed Research Awards selected by the College of Distinguished Professors

For Immediate Release:
Washington D.C., October 21, 2022 – The College of Distinguished Professors along with the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) are pleased to announce the 2022 Best Paper and Best Project Awards. This awards program, which is sponsored by the ACSA College of Distinguished Professors, recognizes outstanding peer reviewed research presented at the ACSA Annual Meeting.
One award each was selected for Best Paper and for Best Project from the ACSA110 Annual Meeting. All peer reviewed content published in the ACSA Annual Meeting Proceedings was eligible. Criteria for selection follow the Annual Meeting review criteria: new and original contributions, thesis clarity, methodology, overall content, and quality of development.
This year’s annual award winners presented their work at the ACSA110 Virtual Conference. The winners’ abstracts and images are available on the 2022 Architectural Education Awards page.

The winners are:

Re-reading the Pedestrian Mall: Race and Urban Landscape in the Memphis Mid-America Mall
Elizabeth Keslacy, Miami University

An Atlas of Ephemeral Geographies: Identity in the Alaskan Arctic
Amanda Aman, University of Texas at Arlington

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About ACSA College of Distinguished Professors
The College of Distinguished Professors, founded in 2010, is composed of members of the Associations who are awarded the ACSA/AIA Topaz Medal Laureate and/or the ACSA Distinguished Professor Award. College membership is one of the highest honors the ACSA can bestow upon an educator. All College members may use the title “ACSA Distinguished Professor, DPACSA” in perpetuity. For more information, click here.

About the ACSA
Founded in 1912 by 10 charter members, ACSA has grown to represent over 200 schools in several membership categories, including 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 with two-year and international programs. Through these schools, over 6,000 architecture faculty are represented. The association maintains a variety of activities that influence, communicate, and record important issues, including journals, scholarly meetings, awards and competition programs, support for architectural research, policy development, and liaison with allied organizations. For more information, click here.


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