March 22, 2024

ACSA Announces the 112th Annual Meeting Best Paper and Best Project Awards


Outstanding Peer-Reviewed Research Awarded by the College of Distinguished Professors

For Immediate Release:
Washington, D.C., March 22, 2024  – The College of Distinguished Professors, along with the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), are pleased to announce the 2024 Best Paper and Best Project Awards. This award recognizes outstanding peer-reviewed research presented at the ACSA Annual Meeting, sponsored by the ACSA College of Distinguished Professors.
One award each was selected for Best Paper and Best Project from the ACSA112 Annual Meeting. All peer-reviewed content published in the ACSA Annual Meeting Proceedings were eligible. Criteria for selection followed the Annual Meeting’s review criteria: new and original contributions, thesis clarity, methodology, overall content, and quality of development.

This year’s Best Paper and Best Project winners presented their work at the ACSA112 Annual Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia. The winners’ abstracts and images are available on the 2024 Architectural Education Awards winners’ webpage.

The winners are:

Planting Imagination: Community Co-Design for Toronto’s Chinatown West
Linda Zhang, University of Waterloo
Josephine Pui-Hing Wong & Mandana Vahabi, Toronto Metropolitan University
Kenneth Fung, University of Toronto
Alan Li, Regent Park Community Health Centre
Tyler Fox, Springboard Youth Academy

Incremental House
Jeremy Ficca, Carnegie Mellon University

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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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