Posts tagged #Architecture

Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture: Diversity Achievement Award

Description: 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 underrepresented groups or contexts.

Criteria: Nominees shall have had a positive stimulating influence on diversity within architecture education, schools, and/or the community at large. Submissions should convey how the nominee(s) address the ideals of diversity through meaningful and effective activities.

Eligibility: Individuals or groups in ACSA member schools whose activities have clearly been identified with architectural education in ACSA full-member schools are eligible. The achievement must have been accomplished during the period of appointment. Any faculty member, administrator, or student at an ACSA full-member school may nominate a candidate for the ACSA Diversity Achievement Award. Projects that have previously been recognized by ACSA will not be considered.

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Posted on June 14, 2016 and filed under Fall.

Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture: Creative Achievement Award

Description: To recognize a specific creative achievement in teaching, design, scholarship, research, or service that advances architectural education.

Criteria: Candidates in the area of teaching shall have had a positive stimulating influence upon students through a full course, course project, or course module. Candidates in areas of design, scholarship, or research shall have created a work or a project that provides significant insight into the understanding and advancement of architecture and architectural education. Candidates in the area of service shall have significant impact fostering and creating a work or project that provides a healthy environment for learning led to an understanding and appreciation of architectural education in the community at large. Submissions should convey how they address ideas of cultural, social, economic, or environmental sustainability.

Eligibility: Full-time faculty or persons whose activities have clearly been identified with architectural education in ACSA full-member schools are eligible. The achievement must have been accomplished during the period of appointment. Any faculty member, administrator, or student at an ACSA full-member school may nominate a candidate for the ACSA Creative Achievement Award. Projects that have previously been recognized by ACSA will not be considered.

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Posted on June 14, 2016 and filed under Fall.

Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture: New Faculty Teaching Award

Description: To recognize demonstrated excellence in teaching performance during the formative years of an architectural teaching career.

Criteria: ACSA and AIAS are jointly sponsoring the award to recognize outstanding teaching abilities exhibited by faculty with a maximum of 10 academic semesters or 15 quarters of full-time teaching experience. Submissions should convey how they address ideas of cultural, social, economic, or environmental sustainability.

Selection & Presentation: Applications will be assessed by a jury composed of two members of the AIAS national leadership and two members of the ACSA Board of Directors, none of whom shall be associated with any of the nominations. A maximum of three nominees will receive this award. The jury, in any year, may choose not to bestow the New Faculty Teaching Award. Winners will be announced at an Architecture Education Awards Ceremony during the 102nd ACSA Annual

Meeting in Miami Beach, FL 2014. The ACSA president and AIAS vice-president will present winners with a certificate at the ACSA Annual Meeting.

Eligibility: Faculty must teach at an ACSA full-member school, candidate school, affiliate school, or at an institution with an associated program. The candidate must also be a faculty member at an institution with an established AIAS or CASA chapter in good standing. Faculty members who have already received tenure are not eligible for this award. Any faculty member, administrator, AIAS or CASA member at an ACSA full-member school, candidate school, affiliate school, or at an institution with an associated program may nominate a candidate for the ACSA/AIAS New Faculty Teaching Award.

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Posted on June 14, 2016 and filed under Fall.

Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture: Distinguished Professor

Description: To recognize sustained creative achievement in the advancement of architectural education through teaching, design, scholarship, research, or service

Criteria: Candidates in the area of teaching shall 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. Candidates in the areas of design, scholarship, or research shall have produced a body of work that provides significant insight into the understanding and advancement of architecture and architectural education. Candidates in the area of service shall have significant impact fostering and sustaining excellent teaching and a healthy environment for learning and/or instituted measures leading to an understanding and appreciation of architectural education in the community at large. Submissions should convey how they address ideas of cultural, social, economic, or environmental sustainability.

Eligibility: Full-time faculty members or persons whose activities have clearly been identified with architectural education in ACSA full-member schools for a minimum of 10 years are eligible. The achievements must have occurred during the period of appointment. No postmortem awards will be made. A candidate may be considered for this award and the AIA/ACSA Topaz Medallion simultaneously. In such cases, the nomination must be submitted for each award separately, according to the conditions of required documentation. Any faculty member, administrator, or student at an ACSA full-member school may nominate a candidate for the ACSA Distinguished Professor Award.

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Posted on June 14, 2016 and filed under Fall.

Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture: Topaz Medallion for Excellence in Architectural Education

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. A five-member committee consisting of two persons representing ACSA, two persons representing AIA, and a student representative from AIAS shall make the selection from among the candidates nominated. The ACSA representatives shall be appointed by the ACSA Board of Directors for a one-year term. The recipient shall receive a Topaz Medallion and certificate to be presented at the 102nd ACSA Annual Meeting by the Presidents of ACSA and AIA, and at the AIA National Convention and Expo. The recipient may use the title “Topaz Medallion, DPACSA” in perpetuity. The candidate shall have evidenced great depth, having a cumulative effect on a long line of students. The candidate shall have evidenced great breadth, having influenced a wide range of students. The candidate shall be a person whose activities have consistently directed themselves toward the future as well as the past. The candidate shall have evidenced the ability to transcend specific areas of expertise or shall have made connections between areas, in the event that the candidate’s areas of focus might be considered circumscribed. The candidate shall be widely known by the quality of his or her products: by those who also taught, by those who practiced architecture, and by those who perhaps did neither.

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Posted on June 14, 2016 and filed under Fall.