Category Archives: Awardees

2017 James Haecker Distinguished Leadership Award

Charles M. (Chuck) Eastman Professor, College of Design and the College of Computing (joint appointment) Founder, Digital Building Lab Chuck Eastman was an early pioneer of AEC CAD, developing research 3D and early solid and parametric modeling systems, at first general for all designed products, later focusing on the building industry starting in the middle … Continue reading 2017 James Haecker Distinguished Leadership Award

2017 New Researcher Award

Dr. Kyle Konis, AIA Dr. Kyle Konis, AIA is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Southern California.  His courses focus on techniques and measurable methods for integrating sustainable design principles into architectural practice and urban design.  Kyle’s research interests are centered on improving the feedback loop between design and the performance outcomes … Continue reading 2017 New Researcher Award

2017 Dissertation Award Honorable Mentions

Ukwatte L. Indika U. Perera Ukwatte L. Indika U. Perera holds a Ph.D. in architectural sciences with a concentration in lighting from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2015; an M.S. in lighting from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2013; and an M.S. in mechanical engineering from Purdue University in 2010. Dr. Perera earned his B.S. in engineering … Continue reading 2017 Dissertation Award Honorable Mentions

2015-2016 Haecker Award

Larry Degelman, P.E., Professor Emeritus of Architecture, Texas A&M University Larry Degelman has a BAE and an M.S. in Architectural Engineering from Pennsylvania State University (1961, 1966).  He is president of the Degelman Engineering Group, Inc., an ASHRAE Life Member with energy design and modeling certifications, and a fellow of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA).  … Continue reading 2015-2016 Haecker Award

2015-2016 New Researcher Award

Traci Rose Rider, North Carolina State University Dr. Traci Rose Rider is the Coordinator for the Design Initiative for Sustainability and Health, Research Associate, and Research Assistant Professor in Architecture at North Carolina State University’s College of Design. Dr. Rider’s research has focused on  the relationship between the design culture and the notion of sustainability, … Continue reading 2015-2016 New Researcher Award

2014 James Haecker Award Recipient

Edward Steinfeld, ArchD, is a registered architect and gerontologist with special interests in universal design, accessibility, and design for the lifespan. At SUNY/Buffalo, he is a Distinguished SUNY Professor of Architecture and Director of the IDeA Center (see http://idea.ap.buffalo.edu ). He is Co-Director of a federally funded center of excellence on universal design and the … Continue reading 2014 James Haecker Award Recipient

2014 New Researcher Award Recipient

Choi, Joon-Ho. is an Assistant Professor of Building Science, in the School of Architecture at the University of Southern California. Prior to taking the position, he worked as an assistant professor in the Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology. He earned his Ph.D. degree in Building Performance … Continue reading 2014 New Researcher Award Recipient

2013-14 ARCC New Researcher Award Recipient

Kapila Silva, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor at the University of Kansas. Dr. Silva’s work focuses on the role architecture plays in global heritage, with a particular emphasis on historic preservation in non-western cultures. He has written two books on Sri Lankan architecture and co-edited another on Asian Heritage Management and is an internationally recognized … Continue reading 2013-14 ARCC New Researcher Award Recipient