Category Archives: Awards

ARCC King Student Medal Program 2015-2016

The Architectural Research Centers Consortium is pleased to announce the seventeenth annual: ARCC | King Student Medal for Excellence in Architectural + Environmental Design Research Named in honor of the late Jonathan King, co-founder and first president of the Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC), this award will be given to one student per ARCC member … Continue reading ARCC King Student Medal Program 2015-2016

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

Call for Submissions – 2015 AIA Upjohn Research Initiative

Overview Supporting applied research projects that enhance the value of design and professional practice knowledge The Upjohn program funds up to six research grants of $15,000-$30,000 per recipient annually for projects completed in a 6 to 18 month period. The funds must be fully matched with hard dollars, with a maximum of 10% allocated for … Continue reading Call for Submissions – 2015 AIA Upjohn Research Initiative

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 ). 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

James Haecker Award for Distinguished Leadership in Architectural Research

Nominations Due: October 1 Named in honor of ARCC’s founding Executive Secretary, this award 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 … Continue reading James Haecker Award for Distinguished Leadership in Architectural Research

Annual Research Conference ‘Best Paper Award’

Awarded to the author or authors judged to have prepared and presented the best paper for the ARCC Annual Research Conference. Selection is made by the ARCC Executive Board based upon a review of the written paper and a critique of the paper presentation. 2014 Recipient (Hawaii) Ozayr Saloojee & Vincent DeBrito, University of Minnesota … Continue reading Annual Research Conference ‘Best Paper Award’

New Researcher Award

Nominations Due: October 1 The Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC) New Researcher Award celebrates the activities, accomplishments and promise of scholars in the early stages of their research careers. ARCC is fundamentally concerned with promoting excellence in research, scholarship, and creative endeavor in architecture and related disciplines. The ARCC New Researcher Award is intended to … Continue reading New Researcher Award

Awards Overview

All award applications are due October 1, 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 Erin Moore. ARCC Dissertation Award The ARCC Dissertation … Continue reading Awards Overview

King Medal 2011-12 Recipients

ARCC Member Institution Student Name: Project Title: American University of Sharjah CHAM K. ENBASHI Re.Form.atting the Hinterland: Time Machine Prison Arizona State University* KURTIS J. D’ANGELO Ground Modification Techniques to Improve Thermal Performance of Buried Ground Heat Exchangers in Ground Coupled Heat Pump Systems Auburn University QIAN DENG Open Systems Design in Landscape Architecture Ball … Continue reading King Medal 2011-12 Recipients

2011 Incentive Fund Award – Major Award

Virginia Tech School of Architecture + Design was awarded the major Incentive Fund Award of $2400 to support dissemination and dialogue of a research project focusing on school mechanical system types in context of student achievement. Associate professor Michael Ermann and PhD Candidate Ana Jaramillo will publish the results in several journals but, more critically, present the … Continue reading 2011 Incentive Fund Award – Major Award

2011 Incentive Fund Award – Minor Award

Lawrence Tech’s makeLab was awarded the $1200 minor Incentive Fund award to disseminate the knowledge of digital fabrication processes to the architecture community. The focus of this push to transfer knowledge closes a critical gap between theoretical aspects of digital fabrications and vocational techniques. Premise The collegiate level suffers from the absence of how-to publications. If … Continue reading 2011 Incentive Fund Award – Minor Award

2011 Haecker Award Winner

Lisa Heschong is a Managing Principal of the Heschong Mahone Group, Inc. and an internationally recognized expert on daylighting, lighting energy use, and human factors in building design. As a researcher, Ms. Heschong led the groundbreaking research that found a correlation between the presence of daylight in classrooms and improved student performance, and completed three … Continue reading 2011 Haecker Award Winner

2011 New Researcher Award Winners

The work of Dr. Rima Al Ajlouni, Assistant Professor at Texas Tech University, is exemplary in linking historical research to parametric design. Dr. Al Ajlouni is a leader in the study of quasi-crystalline formations which possess unique visual and structural properties. This work has led to the development of the first structural equation which has potential … Continue reading 2011 New Researcher Award Winners

2011 Best Paper Award

The best paper for the 2011 ARCC Architectural Research Conference was awarded to Michael D. Gibson of Kansas State University for his paper “Integrating geometry and light: daylight solutions through performance-based algorithms“. The full paper is available here. ABSTRACT: Designing spaces for daylight is a complex problem for architects, balancing geometry with the location of daylight sources. … Continue reading 2011 Best Paper Award