ARCC Dissertation Award

Nominations for the 2021 Award Due: October 15, 2020

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.

ARCC defines ‘architectural research’ broadly and inclusively across a range of domains in support of advancing knowledge of the built environment.

Dissertations filed during the previous academic year are eligible. Each ARCC member institution is invited to nominate one student dissertation. Each submission should include: 1) a letter of nomination from a faculty member that explains the importance of the dissertation to the field, 2) the dissertation abstract and 3) the dissertation introduction. Nominations should be submitted to the ARCC Board of Directors (attention Awards Committee Chair Professor Ming Hu.

Award finalists will be asked to submit a digital copy of the full dissertation. The ARCC Board of Directors will render final decisions on the conferral of this award based on 1) the quality of the research, 2) the potential impact of the research in the field, and 3) the strength of the writing and presentation of the research. Award finalists who do not receive the ARCC Dissertation Award will receive an Honorable Mention.

The award recipient will receive an invitation to present the research at the next ARCC conference with an honorarium of $1500 to be used for conference registration and travel expenses and the author will be invited to publish an article extracted from the dissertation topic in the indexed ARCC research journal, ENQ.