All award applications are due October 15, except for the King Medal and Best Paper/Presentation Award: specific deadlines are noted with each award description. Applications for the King Medal program should be sent to Dr. Brian Sinclair. All other applications should be sent to Awards Committee Chair, Professor Ming Hu.
ARCC defines ‘architectural research’ broadly and inclusively across a range of domains in support of advancing knowledge of the built environment.
The ARCC Book Award is offered annually to a faculty member at an ARCC member institution to recognize recently published books that demonstrate excellence in architectural research.
The ARCC Mid-Career Research Impact Award is offered annually to a mid-career faculty member at an ARCC member institution to recognize outstanding performance and substantive impact in architectural research.
The ARCC Best Journal Award is offered annually to a faculty member at an ARCC member institution to recognize recently published high-quality journal articles that demonstrate excellence in architectural research.
The ARCC Research Incentive Award provides faculty in ARCC member schools with the resources needed to support and enhance their research and creative activities and to develop their research agendas.
The ARCC Dissertation Award is offered each year for the best dissertation by a doctoral student from a member school. The award is intended to honor significant new research in architecture and environmental design and to recognize the achievement of an emerging scholar.
The ARCC New Researcher Award each year is offered to member institutions of ARCC to acknowledge and reward emerging figures in architectural and environmental design research that demonstrate innovation in thinking, dedication in scholarship, contributions to the academy, and leadership within architectural and environmental design research.
The ARCC King Student Medal for Excellence in Architectural + Environmental Design Research is named in honor of the late Jonathan King, co-founder and first president of the Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC). This award is given to one student per ARCC member college, school, institute, or unit. Selection of recipients is at the discretion of the individual member institutions, but is based upon criteria that acknowledge innovation, integrity, and scholarship in architectural and/or environmental design research.
The ARCC James Haecker Award is awarded to individuals for distinguished leadership in architectural research. The award, named in honor of ARCC’s founding Executive Secretary, recognizes an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the growth of the research culture of architecture and related fields, including urban and regional planning, landscape architecture, and interior design. Nominees, therefore, should have demonstrated, whether in professional practice, academics, or service, a record of sustained and significant research leadership accomplishment at the national or international level.
The ARCC Mary Kihl Award is named in honor of longstanding Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC) member and past-Director Dr. Mary Kihl. This award is given to an ARCC member who has demonstrated exceptional service to the ARCC organization. Dr. Kihl has, through her many years of affiliation with ARCC, served the organization with tireless dedication, selfless contributions, uncompromising integrity, and a strong focus on excellence. Candidates for this prestigious award should demonstrate like qualities. The award will be conferred based on the merit of candidates, but not necessarily on an annual basis.
The ARCC Best Paper/Presentation Award is selected from the papers and presentations at an annual ARCC Architectural Research Conference (either solely under direction of ARCC or as a combined conference with another institution). The limited number of papers nominated from the conferences are peer-reviewed by the Board of Directors and special recognition is given to one or more of these papers as the best of the conference. In the years when the annual research conference is shared, representatives from both ARCC and the other institution will review the submissions and selected a finalist.