2020 ARCC Mary Kihl Distinguished Service Award
The ARCC Mary Kihl Award is named in honor of longstanding 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.
Given his sustained leadership, insightful dialog, generous mentorship, and tireless advocacy for advancing architectural research for nearly two decades, the ARCC Board of Directors is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2020 ARCC Mary Kihl Distinguished Service Award is Leonard Bachman.
Leonard R. Bachman taught at the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design at the University of Houston for more than four decades (1978-2019). He is the author of four books, including Constructing the Architect: An Introduction to Design, Research, Planning and Education (2019), Two Spheres: Physical and Strategic Design in Architecture (2012), Integrated Buildings: The Systems Basis of Architecture (2002), and Spreadsheets for Architects (1995). He is also a subject editor for Architectural Graphic Standards 11. With Dr. Christine Bachman, he has researched empirical measures and motivational aspects of student learning in architecture. Along the way, he has served on several executive boards including The Texas Solar Energy Society, The Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), The Houston AIA Building Enclosure Council, The Society of Building Science Educators (SBSE), and beginning in 2003, The ARCC. Leonard and Christine have recently retired to Durango, Colorado.