February 25, 2022

Tau Sigma Delta 2022 Gold Medal, Recipients Announced


Hsinming Fung and Craig Hodgetts
Awarded the Tau Sigma Delta 2022 Gold Medal

Recognition for Excellence in Design

For Immediate Release:
Washington, D.C. February 25, 2022—Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society in Architecture and Allied Arts along with the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture are pleased to announce Craig Hodgetts + Hsinming Fung of HplusF design lab as the recipients of the 2022 Tau Sigma Delta Gold Medal.

The Tau Sigma Delta (TSD) Gold Medal is awarded by the Grand Chapter to a professional with a record of high distinction in design in the field of Architecture, Landscape Architecture or the Allied Arts. The award will be presented at the evening Awards Ceremony as a part of the 2022 ACSA Business + Award Events held in Los Angeles, California on March 18, 2022. The TSD Gold Medalists will then deliver the keynote. Register to attend the in-person ACSA Business + Award Events or sign up to attend virtually.

Craig Hodgetts and Hsinming Fung have extensive experience in both academic and professional practice. In 1984, the two joined forces and founded HplusF design lab—an interdisciplinary group of architects, designers and inventors, with skills in urban design, cultural centers, and exhibition design. Their first project together, the Cookie Express, a drive through coffee shop, was awarded a citation from Progressive Architecture. Since that time, their work has been honored by the Chrysler Design Award for a Solar Exhibition in Germany, the American Academy of Letters and Science, numerous project awards from the AIA, and the California Firm of the Year. In 1998 they were awarded the Gold Medal from the Los Angeles Chapter of the AIA.

Hsinming Fung was the recipient of the Rome Prize Fellowship in Design and was appointed by President Clinton as a Council Member of the National Endowment of the Arts. In 2016, she was elected Fellow by the AIA and has served as President of the AIA/Los Angeles and President of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture. A leading figure in architectural education, she has lectured internationally, and has held twice the Eero Saarinen Chair at Yale University and the Herbert Baumer Distinguished Professorship at Ohio State University. Currently, Ming teaches at SCI-Arc and serves as Director of International Programs. Past positions at SCI-Arc include Director of Academic Affairs and Director of Graduate Programs.

Craig Hodgetts has created legacy projects as well as celebrated case studies and exhibitions. He is a former professor at the UCLA Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Planning and was a Founding Dean of the School of Design at the California Institute of the Arts. A prolific writer, he has contributed essays and observations to the Los Angeles Times and Cosmopolitan Magazine, as well as signature books on science fiction icon Syd Mead and architect James Stirling. He has been granted patents for a mobile logistics center, a prefabricated classroom and an evacuated tube structure for the Hyperloop system.

About Tau Sigma Delta
The Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society in Architecture and Allied Arts is the only national honor society for architecture and design majors that is accredited by the Association of College Honor Societies.

The Society recognizes intellectual achievement, effort and initiative as well as leadership and character. This prize of membership acknowledges undergraduate and graduate students who attain high scholastic standing in their field.

The organization also honors practitioners in the field for excellence in design with the national organization’s Gold Medal Award, which is presented each spring at the ACSA Annual Meeting. The Silver Medal is awarded by individual chapters to a Professional with a record of distinction in design. The Bronze Medal Award is presented to students who have distinguished themselves in design, and is elected by the student membership of the chapter, visit www.tausigmadelta.org.

About ACSA
The mission of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture is to lead architectural education and research. Founded in 1912 by 10 charter members, ACSA is an international association of architecture schools preparing future architects, designers, and change agents. Our full members include all of the accredited professional degree programs in the United States and Canada, as well as international schools and two- and four-year programs. Together ACSA schools represent some 7,000 faculty educating more than 40,000 students.

ACSA seeks to empower faculty and schools to educate increasingly diverse students, expand disciplinary impacts, and create knowledge for the advancement of architecture. For more information, visit www.acsa-arch.org.


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