January 27, 2022

Winners Announced for 2022 Architectural Education Awards


Faculty Recognized for
Excellence in Architectural Education

For Immediate Release:
Washington D.C., January 27, 2021 – The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) announces the recipients of the 2022 Architectural Education Awards, which honor architectural educators for exemplary work in areas such as building design, community collaborations, scholarship, and service. The award-winning professors inspire and challenge students, contribute to the profession’s knowledge base, and extend their work beyond the borders of academia into practice and the public sector. 

This year’s recipients are: 

AIA/ACSA Topaz Medallion 

Awarded to an individual who has had significant impact upon architectural education and the discipline and practice of architecture.

Deborah Berke | Yale School of Architecture

Distinguished Professor Award

Recognizes individuals that have had a positive, stimulating, and nurturing influence upon students, and has produced a body of work that advances understanding of architecture and/or architectural education.

LaVerne Wells-Bowie | Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
Michael J. Crosbie | University of Hartford
David Hinson | Auburn University
Mitra Kanaani | NewSchool of Architecture and Design
Ethel Goodstein-Murphree | University of Arkansas

ACSA/AIAS New Faculty Teaching Award

Recognizes demonstrated excellence and innovation in teaching performance during the formative years of an architectural teaching career.

Part-Time Faculty

Camille Sherrod | Kean University

Full-Time Faculty

Liz McCormick | University of North Carolina at Charlotte
José Ibarra | University of Virginia
Aneesha Dharwadker | University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Diversity Achievement Award

Recognizes the work of faculty, administrators, or students in creating effective methods and models to achieve greater diversity in curricula, school personnel, and student bodies, specifically to incorporate the participation and contributions of historically underrepresented groups or contexts.

Super Resilient: Finding Solid Grounds for Hlauleka School in Mozambique
Maged Guerguis | University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Engineering Independence: Concrete Architecture in the Global South
Mohamed Ismail | Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Caitlin Mueller | Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Diversity Achievement Award Honorable Mention

Accessibility in Beginning Design
Nikole Bouchard | University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Creative Achievement Award

Recognizes a specific creative achievement in teaching, design, scholarship, research, or service that advances architectural education.

Worthy Curricula: M.Arch Winter Term Options Studios
Ozayr Saloojee | Carleton University

Architecture of Ecological Attunement: Environment Form Feedback
Dana Cupkova | Carnegie Mellon University

_mpathic design: The Great Migration
Elgin Cleckley | University of Virginia

Collaborative Practice Award

Established in 1997 by Thomas Dutton and Anthony Schuman to recognize ACSA’s commitment to community partnerships in which faculty students and neighborhood citizens are valued equally and that aim to address issues of social injustice through design.

Future of Hawai’i’s Housing, A Bottom-Up Exploratory Research Collaboration
Karla Sierralta | University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Brian Strawn | University of Hawaiʻi Community Design

Constructing Inclusivity
John Folan | University of Arkansas and Urban Design Build Studio (UDBS)

Roaming Porches – A Participatory Action Research Studio
Stefan Gruber | Carnegie Mellon University

Activate, Articulate, Advocate: for the Right to Occupy, Hold Ground, and Upgrade
María Arquero de Alarcón | University of Michigan
Ana Paula Pimentel Walker | University of Michigan

Faculty Design Award

Recognizes work that advances the reflective nature of practice and teaching by recognizing and encouraging creative design and design investigation in architecture and related environmental design fields and by promoting work that expands the boundaries of design through, for example but not limited to, formal investigations, innovative design process, addressing justice, working with communities, advancing sustainable practices, fostering resilience, and/or centering the human experience.

Research and Design Category

Zippered Wood | Creating Non-orthogonal Architectural Assemblies Using the Most Common Linear Building Component (the 2×4)
Blair Satterfield | University of British Columbia
Alexander Preiss | University of British Columbia
Derek Mavis | University of British Columbia
Graham Entwistle | University of British Columbia
Jon Ackerley | University of British Columbia
Marc Swackhamer | University of Colorado Denver
Matthew Hayes | University of Colorado Denver

Excellence in Community/Research Category

Co-Designing Wellness: Arctic Indigenous Wellness Centre
Lola Sheppard | University of Waterloo
Mason White | University of Toronto
Kearon Roy Taylor | University of Toronto

Applied Representation Category

Web Model Dot Space
Aaron Jones | Lawrence Technological University

Structural Innovation Category

Skyroom Pavilion
Kristina Yu | University of New Mexico

Design-Build Award

Honors the best practices in school-based design-build projects.

The Kunga Accessory Dwelling Unit
Jörg Rügemer | University of Utah

The Arroyo Bridge
R. Scott Mitchell | University of Southern California

New River Train Observation Tower
Edward Becker | Virginia Tech
Kay Edge | Virginia Tech

A.B. McDonald Elementary School Outdoor Classroom
Scott Lawrence | University of Idaho
Brett Carter | University of Idaho
LaRae Tomera | University of Idaho

AIA/ACSA Practice + Leadership Award

Recognizes “best practice” examples of highly effective teaching, scholarship, and outreach in the areas of professional practice and leadership.

Empowered Voices: Practice Chronicles
John Folan | University of Arkansas

AIA/ACSA Practice + Leadership Award Honorable Mentions

Integrated Pedagogy
David Karle | University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Mark Bacon | BVH Architecture

Crossing Boundaries: Professional Practice and the RFP in Deeply International Zones of Poverty, Conflict, and Diversity
Marcus Farr | American University of Sharjah

AIA/ACSA Housing Design Education Award

Recognizes the importance of good education in housing design to produce architects ready for practice in a wide range of areas and able to be capable leaders and contributors to their communities.

Middle Grounds – New Prototypes for Medium-Density Housing
Martin Hättasch | University of Texas at Austin

Housing at Markham Square: One Square Master Plan, Six Students, Six Housing Projects
Stephen Luoni | University of Arkansas
Claude Terral | University of Arkansas

From House to Housing: Remixing Mar Vista
Brian Holland | University of Arkansas

JAE Best Article Award

Recognizes the best article from the Journal of Architectural Education for the preceding academic year. 

Best Design as Scholarship Article

The Building Site, Redux
Timothy Hyde | Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Best Scholarship of Design Article

Climatic Design and Its Others
Jennifer Ferng | The University of Sydney
Jiat-Hwee Chang | National University of Singapore
Erik L’Heureux | National University of Singapore
Daniel J. Ryan | The University of Sydney

Best Micronarrative

Tamaššā: To Walk for Pleasure in an Altered (or Othered) Beirut
Elizabeth Martin-Malikian | Kennesaw State University

TAD Research Contribution Award

Recognizes the best article from the Technology | Architecture + Design Journal. 

Best Article from Volume IV

Architectural Laboratory Practice for the Development of Clay and Ceramic-Based Photosynthetic Biocomposites
Assia Stefanova | Newcastle University
Ben Bridgens | Newcastle University
Pichaya In-na | Newcastle University
Gary Caldwell | Newcastle University
Rachel Armstrong | Newcastle University

This year’s jury included:

Topaz Jury
Ila Berman, University of Virginia
Scott Cornelius, Oklahoma State
Rodolphe el-Khoury, University of Miami
Danielle McDonough, Cambridge Seven Associates, Inc.
Kirk Narburgh, King + King Architects

Distinguished Professor Jury
Lynne Dearborn, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
George Dodds, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Bradford Grant, Howard University
Reed Kroloff, Illinois Institute of Technology
Rafael Longoria, University of Houston

New Faculty Teaching Jury
Mike Chiappa, American Institute of Architecture Students
Courtney Crosson, University of Arizona
Shannon DeFranza, American Institute of Architecture Students
Mo Zell, University of Wisconsin

Diversity Achievement Jury
Elgin Cleckley, University of Virginia
Patricia Morgado, North Carolina State University
Shawn Rickenbacker, The City College of New York CUNY

Collaborative Practice Jury
Mary Hardin, University of Arizona
Gundula Proksch, University of Washington
Linda Samuels, Washington University in St. Louis

Housing Design Education Jury
Yanitza Brongers-Marrero, Moody Nolan
Elizabeth Kamell, Syracuse University
Bryant Lui, Group 4 Architecture
Kristine Stiphany, Texas Tech University

Creative Achievement Jury
Mary Ben Bonham, Miami University
Antje Steinmuller, California College of the Arts
Peter Waldman, University of Virginia

Faculty Design Jury
Kwesi Daniels, Tuskegee University
René Davids, University of California, Berkeley
Aleksandra Jaeschke, University of Texas at Austin
Paul Kariouk, Carleton University
Anya Sirota, University of Michigan

Design-Build Jury
Andrew Colopy, Rice University
Jota Samper, University of Colorado
Emilie Taylor, Tulane University

Practice & Leadership Jury
Courtney Crosson, University of Arizona
Cathi Ho Schar, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Andrew Vernooy, Montana State University
Karen Williams, Pivot Architecture

JAE Best Article Award Jury
JAE Editorial Board
ACSA Board of Directors

TAD Research Contribution Award Jury
TAD Editorial Board
ACSA Board of Directors

Best Paper & Project Jury
ACSA College of Distinguished Professor
ACSA Board of Directors

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. www.acsa-arch.org

About the AIA
Founded in 1857, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) consistently works to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings, neighborhoods, and communities. Through nearly 300 state and local chapters, the AIA advocates for public policies that promote economic vitality and public wellbeing. Members adhere to a code of ethics and conduct to ensure the highest professional standards. The AIA provides members with tools and resources to assist them in their careers and businesses. The AIA engages with civic and government leaders, as well as with the public, to find solutions to pressing issues facing our communities, institutions, nation, and world. Visit www.aia.org.

About the AIAS
The American Institute of Architecture Students is a non-profit, student-run organization dedicated to programs, information, and resources on issues critical to architecture and the experience of architectural education. For more information, visit www.aias.org.


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