2013 Awards Press Release

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Each year the ACSA honors 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 academy into practice and the public sector. 

Please join us at the ACSA 101st Annual Meeting in San Francisco where ACSA will hold the Awards Plenary: Design & Project Awards Ceremony and the Topaz & Career Awards Ceremony on March 22, 2013. The ACSA will publish a digital 2012-2013 Architecture Education Awards Book. View past winners and summary books online


The ACSA is pleased to announce the 2012-2013 Award Winners: 


2013 AIA/ACSA Topaz Medallion
The AIA/ACSA Topaz Medallion for Excellence in Architectural Education is awarded jointly by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) to an individual, who must be living at the time of nomination, who has spent at least a decade primarily involved in architectural education, and whose primary contribution to architectural education has been on the North American continent.


Robert Greenstreet, Intl. Assoc. AIA, image courtesy of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee



  • Robert Greenstreet

    Greenstreet is an accomplished architect, prolific author, and celebrated educator. In his more than 35-year career, Greenstreet has taught at five schools of architecture in the United Kingdom and the United States. He has spent the last 20 years as dean of the School of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM), making him one of the longest-serving architecture deans in North America. Greenstreet has authored or co-authored seven books devoted to various areas of professional practice, with a particular focus on architecture and the law. At UWM he developed and taught several new courses, including those focused on advanced presentation techniques, building technology, and law and practice for architects. He also spearheaded interdisciplinary and professional program development between architecture students and those studying such diverse subjects as film, art history, engineering, business, and law.  Learn More

2012-13 Distinguished Professor Award
To recognize sustained creative achievement in the advancement of architectural education through teaching, design, scholarship, research, or service.

  • Gary Coates, Kansas State University 

  • Wendy Ornelas, Kansas State University 

  • John V. Mutlow, University of Southern California

  • Donna Dunay, Virginia Tech 


2012-13 ACSA/AIAS New Faculty Teaching Award
To recognize demonstrated excellence in teaching performance during the formative years of an architectural teaching career.

  • Matt Fajkus, University of Texas at Austin

  • Nathan L. Richardson, Oklahoma State University

  • Ulrike Heine, Clemson University 

2012-13 Creative Achievement Award
To recognize a specific creative achievement in teaching, design, scholarship, research, or service that advances architectural education. (See select images of the winners by clicking on the project titles)


2012-13 Diversity Achievement Award
Certificate of Recognition: To recognize 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 under-represented groups or contexts. 

  • Project Pipeline
    Jose Alvarez, Sabeen Hasan, Bryan Lee, Scott Ruff,  & Amber WileyNOMA Louisiana / Tulane University

  • Nichole Wiedemann, University of Texas at Austin 


2012-13 Faculty Design Award
To provide a venue for work that advances the reflective nature of practice and teaching by recognizing and encouraging outstanding work in architecture and related environmental design fields as a critical endeavor. (See select images of the winners by clicking on the project titles)

  • 99K House
    Gail Peter Borden, University of Southern California 
    Brian Delford Andrews, University of Arizona 


2012-13 Collaborative Practice Award
To honor the best practices in school-based community outreach programs. (See select images of the winners by clicking on the project titles)

  • LSU Coastal Sustainability Studio 
    Jori A. Erdman, Louisiana State University
    Jeff Carney, Louisiana State University
    Robert Twilley, Louisiana State University
    Carter Lynne, Louisiana State University
    Clint Wilson, Louisiana State University
    Elizabeth Mossop, Louisiana State University
    Kristi Dykema Cheramie, Louisiana State University
    Ursula Emery McClure, Louisiana State University
    Meredith Sattler, Louisiana State University
    Bradley Cantrell, Louisiana State University
    John White, Louisiana State University  

  • Collaborations in Transit-Oriented Development 
    Thomas K. Davis, University of Tennessee-Knoxville 
2012-13 ACSA Design Build Award

To honor the best practices in school-based design-build projects. (See select images of the winners by clicking on the project titles)


2012-13 ACSA/AIA Housing Design Education Award
The ACSA/AIA Housing Design Education Award is granted jointly by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) to recognize 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. (See select images of the winners by clicking on the project titles)


  • Pettaway Pocket Neighborhood 
    Stephen D. Luoni, University of Arkansas
    Jeffrey Erwin Huber, University of Arkansas
    Cory Amos, University of Arkansas   
     


2012-13 JAE Best Article Award
These awards are selected as the Journal of Architecture Education (JAE) Best Articles from the all those submitted to the journal in the award year. The JAE has for more than 59 years represented the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture as the flagship publication of this important architectural organization. (See select images of the winners by clicking on the project titles)

Scholarship of Design

Design as Scholarship

  • Thick Air. JAE 65:2, March 2012
    Kathy Velikov, University of Michigan
    Geoffrey Thun, University of Michigan 
    Colin Ripley, Ryerson University 



2012-13 Award Jurors

AIA/ACSA Topaz Medallion for Excellence in Architecture Education Award Jury
Glen S. LeRoy, Lawrence Technological University 
Matthew Anthony Barstow, University of New Mexico
Gregory A. Kessler, Washington State University
Adele Naudé Santos, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Distinguished Professor Award Jury
Judith Kinnard, Tulane Universtiy / ACSA Past-president
Gregory Luhan, University of Kentucky / ACSA East Central Director
Ikhlas Sabouni, Prairie View A&M University
George Baird, University of Toronto

ACSA/AIAS New Faculty Teaching Award Jury
Brent Castro, AIAS Vice President / ACSA Student Director
Geoff Gjertson, University of Louisiana-Lafayette
Michaele Pride, University of New Mexico
Amanda Gann, University of Tennessee

Creative Achievement Award Jury 
David Hinson, Auburn University / ACSA Mid Atlantic Director
Gregory Luhan, University of Kentucky / ACSA East Central Director
Kathy Velikov, University of Micigan
Geoff Gjertson, University of Louisiana-Layfayette

Diversity Achievement Award Jury 
Brent Castro, AIAS Vice President / ACSA Student Director
Gregory Luhan, University of Kentucky / ACSA East Central Director
Michaele Pride, University of New Mexico

Faculty Design Award Jury
Gregory Luhan, University of Kentucky / ACSA East Central Director
Kiel Moe, Harvard University
Galia Solomonoff, Columbia University

Collaborative Practice Award Jury 
Gregory Luhan, University of Kentucky / ACSA East Central Director
Jude LeBlanc, Georgia Institute of Technology
Marilys Nepomechie, Florida International University

Design-Build Jury 
David Hinson, Auburn University / ACSA Mid Atlantic Director
Gregory Luhan, University of Kentucky / ACSA East Central Director
Lori Ryker, Artemis Institute

ACSA/AIA Housing Design Education Award Jury
Judith Kinnard, Tulane Universtiy / ACSA Past-president
Gregory Luhan, University of Kentucky / ACSA East Central Director
Daniel Hernandez, Jonathan Rose Companies
David Lee, Stull and Lee, Inc.

JAE Best Article Award Jury
JAE Editorial Board
ACSA Awards Committee


+ 2012-2013 ACSA Awards Program - Original "Call for Nominations & Submissions"

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