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.
Camille Sherrod| Kean University
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
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
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
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
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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.
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Founded in 1912 by 10 charter members, ACSA is an international association of architecture schools preparing future architects, designers, and change agents. Our membership includes all of the accredited professional degree programs in the United States and Canada, as well as international schools and 2- and 4-year programs. Together ACSA schools represent some 7,000 faculty educating more than 40,000 students.
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