Beth Tauke and Jean La Marche worked on a team that won the 2011 Golden Key Award by the Greater Chicago Home Builders Association and a National Home Builders Association Award for their work on the Lifehouse, a house that is built on universal design principles.
Joyce Hwang's projects "Bat Tower" and "Intensified Reflections" were included in a new book: Art+Scape, recently published by Dopress Books, based in Shenyang, China (http://www.dopress.com/DopressBooks.asp).Both Mark Shepard and Joyce Hwang were mentioned in The Pop Up City, an Amsterdam-based blog on urbanism and design, in their series of articles "Top Ten Trends for 2012." Mark is listed in "Trend 9: Revival of Psychogeography:" http://popupcity.net/2012/01/trend-9-the-revival-of-psychogeography/ and Joyce is listed in "Trend 7: Design for Animals:" http://popupcity.net/2012/01/trend-7-design-for-animals/. Joyce Hwang was first selected by the MacDowell Colony for a fellowship. Then, after her residency was over, she was named a "National Endowment for the Arts Fellow at the MacDowell Colony."