Last month The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) announced the recipients of the 2021 Architectural Education Awards, which honor architectural educators for exemplary work in areas such as building design, community collaborations, scholarship, and service. The awards are given to professors who 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.
CED’s faculty and alumni took home 12 awards this year that include faculty Renee Chow and Walter Hood (M.Arch. '89; MLA '89); Visiting Professors Neeraj Bahtia and Cesar Lopez; as well as alumni Kathryn H. Anthony (PhD '81), Gabriel Arboleda (PhD '12), Dana Cuff (PhD '82), Anna Goodman (M.S. '11; PhD '15), Bradford Grant (M.Arch '81), Corey Griffin (M.Arch '05), Alison Kwok (MArch '90; PhD '97), and Cathi Ho Schar (M.Arch '03). Read about their awards below and learn about individual projects here.
Distinguished Professor Award recognizes individuals that have had a positive, stimulating, and nurturing influence upon students over an extended period of time and/or teaching which inspired a generation of students who themselves have contributed to the advancement of architecture. Awardees include CED faculty and alumni:
Renee Chow, Chair of the Department of Architecture and Professor of Architecture and Urban Design, College of Environmental Design, UC Berkeley
Bradford Grant (M.Arch '81), Howard University
Alison Kwok (MArch '90; PhD '97), University of Oregon
AIA/ACSA Topaz Medallion for Excellence in Architectural Education is awarded to an individual who has had a significant impact on architectural education and the discipline and practice of architecture.
Kathryn H. Anthony (PhD '81), University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
ACSA/AIAS New Faculty Teaching Award recognizes demonstrated excellence in teaching performance during the formative years of an architectural teaching career.
Cathi Ho Schar (M.Arch '03), University of Hawai’i at Mānoa
The Faculty Design Award and Honorable Mention Award recognizes work that advances the reflective nature of practice and teaching by encouraging outstanding work in architecture and related environmental design fields as a critical endeavor.
Neeraj Bhatia, California College of the Arts (CCA) and Cesar Lopez, University of New Mexico; Both Visiting Professors, College of Environmental Design, UC Berkeley, Faculty Design Award for New Investigations in Collective Form
Walter Hood, Professor of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, College of Environmental Design, UC Berkeley, Faculty Design Honorable Mention as part of The Ripple Effects – Martin Luther King, Jr. & Coretta Scott King Memorial
AIA/ACSA Practice + Leadership Award recognizes “best practice” examples of highly effective teaching, scholarship, and outreach in the areas of professional practice and leadership.
Corey Griffin (M.Arch '05), Pennsylvania State University
JAE Best Article Award recognizes the best article from the Journal of Architectural Education for the preceding academic year.
Gabriel Arboleda (PhD '12), Amherst College, Best Scholarship of Design Article for Beyond Participation: Rethinking Social Design
Anna Goodman (M.S. '11; PhD '15), Portland State University, Best Micronarrative as co-author of Images Doing Work: Construction Photography at the Tuskegee Institute and Black Mountain College
TAD Research Contribution Award recognizes the best article from the Technology | Architecture + Design Journal.
Dana Cuff (PhD '82), University of California, Los Angeles, Best Article from Volume III as co-author of Backyard Housing Boom: New Markets for Affordable Housing and the Role of Digital Technology
Congratulations to our CED Faculty and Alumni on these awards.
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