February 18, 2021 | 6:00pm ET (3:00pm PT)

Awards Ceremony & Topaz Presentation

2020 Architectural Education Awards

2020 Award Toast

February 18, 2021 | 6:00–7:30pm ET (3:00-4:30pm PT)

Please join us to celebrate the 2020 Architectural Education Award winners. At the virtual celebration: toast the winners, remarks from ACSA’s Past President Rashida Ng & AIA’s Past President Jane Fredrick; along with a presentation from David Leatherbarrow, 2020 Topaz Laureate. To end the session, we will join breakouts to mingle with the award winners.

Due to the unprecedented time we faced last year, we were not able to have the opportunity to formally recognize the 2020 Architectural Education Award winners. We looking forward to celebrating their achievements at the 2020 Awards Toast.

Sign-up is FREE for the webinar celebration!

2020 Topaz Presentation

David Leatherbarrow
2020 AIA/ACSA Topaz Medallion

Dr. Leatherbarrow has taught theory and design at the University of Pennsylvania since 1984, and before that at Cambridge University and the University of Westminster (formerly PCL) in England.  He lectures throughout the world and has held honorary professorships in Denmark, Brazil, and China.  Dr. Leatherbarrow was the recipient of the Visiting Scholar Fellowship from the Canadian Center of Architecture (1997-98) and two Fulbright Fellowships. Books include: 20th Century Architecture, Three Cultural Ecologies (with R. Wesley), Architecture Oriented Otherwise, Topographical Stories, Surface Architecture (with Mohsen Mostafavi), Uncommon Ground, Roots of Architectural Invention, and On Weathering: The Life of Buildings in Time. His research focuses on history and theory of architecture and the city.

2020 Award Winners

AIA/ACSA Topaz Medallion
David Leatherbarrow
University of Pennsylvania

Distinguished Professor
Stephen Luoni
University of Arkansas

Distinguished Professor
Karen Kensek
University of Southern California

Distinguished Professor
Vikramaditya Prakash
University of Washington

Distinguished Professor
Gail Dubrow
University of Minnesota

Distinguished Professor
Richard Sommer
University of Toronto

ACSA/AIAS New Faculty Teaching
Jacob Mans
University of Minnesota

Diversity Achievement
The Work: USC Architecture’s Diversity and Inclusion Plan
Amy Murphy & Lauren Matchison
University of Southern California

Diversity Achievement
_mpathic design: pedagogy, initiative, practice
Elgin Cleckley
University of Virginia

Creative Achievement
Iowa State University Computation + Construction Lab (CCL)
Shelby Doyle
Iowa State University

Creative Achievement
Fabricating Customization
Jeremy Ficca
Carnegie Mellon University

Creative Achievement
The Future of the Netsch Campus
Judith De Jong
University of Illinois at Chicago

Practice + Leadership
UHCDC: Exploring Public Sector Practice
Cathi Ho Schar
UH Manoa

Practice + Leadership
Forensics Studio
Federico Garcia Lammers
South Dakota State University

Faculty Design
City Thread
Molly Hunker & Gregory Corso
Syracuse University

Faculty Design
Buoyant Ecologies Float Lab
Adam Marcus, Margaret Ikeda & Evan Jones
California College of the Arts (CCA)

Faculty Design
Shaped Places of Carroll County New Hampshire
McLain Clutter & Cyrus Penarroyo
University of Michigan

Faculty Design
Swissness Applied Exhibition
Nicole McIntosh & Jonathan Louie
Texas A&M University

Faculty Design Honorable Mention
Salvage Swings
Jessica Colangelo & Charles Sharpless
University of Arkansas

Faculty Design Honorable Mention
Close to the Edge: The Birth of Hip-Hop Architecture
Sekou Cooke
Syracuse University

Faculty Design Honorable Mention
Ashes & Ashes Cabin
Leslie Lok & Sasa Zivkovic
Cornell University

Housing Design Education
Between Neighbors: Staging Domesticity in Multifamily Housing
Katie MacDonald
University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Housing Design Education
New Domesticities New Collectivities
Jonathan Rule & Kathy Velikov
University of Michigan

Housing Design Education
Over Under In Between: Affordable Housing within an Industrial Ecology
Jason Carlow
American University of Sharjah

Collaborative Practice
Waipahu Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Collaboration
Cathi Ho Schar
University of Hawaiʻi Community Design Center

Collaborative Practice
Urban Acupuncture for Community Forge
Stefan Gruber
Carnegie Mellon University

Collaborative Practice
Sustainability Laboratory and Urban Garden (SLUG)
Christopher Trumble & Linda Samuels
University of Arizona & Washington University in St. Louis

Design Build
Groundwork 
Adam Modesitt
Tulane University

Design Build
Tarkeeb Gatehouse + Garden
Michael Hughes & William Sarnecky
American University of Sharjah

Design Build
ASHED – The South Sioux City Community Orchard Facility
Jason Griffiths
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

JAE: Design as Scholarship
Constructing Mystery
Yael Erel
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

JAE: Scholarship as Design
Atmospheric Pressures
Susanneh Bieber
Texas A&M University

JAE: Micronarrotive
Growing Up Modern – Oral History as Architectural Preservation
Julia Jamrozik
University At Buffalo, SUNY

TAD: Volume I
Benchmarking the Embodied Carbon of Buildings
Kathrina Simonen, Barbara X. Rodriguez Droguett, & Catherine De Wolf
University of Washington & Massachusetts Institute of Technology

TAD: Volume 2
Experiments Toward Hyper-Local Reverse Heat Flow Assemblies
Lars Junghans, Daniel Tish, Dustin Brugmann, Kathy Velikov, & Geoffrey Thün
University of Michigan

ACSA108: Best Paper
A Biophilic Approach to Net-Positive Design
Mary Guzowski
University of Minnesota

ACSA108: Best Project
Between Living and Consuming the Territory
Marcel Sanchez-Prieto & Adriana Cuellar
Woodbury University & University of San Diego

ACSA108: Best Paper Honorable Mention
Hugo Häring’s “Philosophy of Gestalt”
Liyang Ding
University of Pennsylvania

ACSA108: Best Project Honorable Mention
Isochronic Mountains
Joshua Stein
Woodbury University