Associate Professor Adrian Blackwell and Professor / Associate Director, Graduate Studies Lola Sheppard have been announced as recipients of the ACSA 2024 Architectural Education Award.

Adrian Blackwell was recognized in the AIA/ACSA HOUSING DESIGN EDUCATION category for his work with Architects Against Housing Alienation. The Housing Design Education award is recognizes the importance of good education in housing design to produce architects ready for practice in a wide range of areas and able to be capable leaders and contributors to their communities.

Lola Sheppard received her award in the FACULTY DESIGN category for her contributions to Contested Circumpolar: Domestic Territories. The Faculty Design award is given to a project that provides a venue for work that advances the reflective nature of practice and teaching by recognizing and encouraging creative design and design investigation in architecture and related environmental design fields and by promoting work that expands the boundaries of design through, for example but not limited to, formal investigations, innovative design process, addressing justice, working with communities, advancing sustainable practices, fostering resilience, and/or centering the human experience.

Each year, ACSA honors architectural educators for exemplary work in areas such as building design, community collaborations, scholarship, and service. Award winners inspire and challenge students, contribute to the profession’s knowledge base, and extend their work beyond the borders of academy into practice and the public sector.

To see the full list of award winners and to read more about the winning entries, visit ASCA 2024 Award Winners.