Scott Grummer, Executive Director, Downtown Little Rock Community Development Corporation shared the following announcement regarding UACDC (University of Arkansas Community Design Center).
UACDC is pleased to announce the receipt of two awards from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, one as a team member of a larger collaborative.
The first award is the 2012-2013 ACSA Collaborative Practice Award for the project, Building Neighborhoods that Build Social and Economic Prosperity: Manual for a Complete Neighborhood, recognizing the collaboration between the Fay Jones School of Architecture and the Kigali Institute of Technology and Science in Rwanda. Each year, ACSA honors the best practices in school-based community outreach programs and four programs won the award this year. The collaboration involves practicing firms in an effort to construct a 2000-unit neighborhood that reflects Rwanda’s new national sustainability initiative.
The second award is the 2012-2013 ACSA/AIA Housing Design Education, Excellence in Housing Education Course for the project, Pettaway Pocket Neighborhood. Each year, ACSA honors faculty who have demonstrated excellence by providing a venue for work that advances the reflective nature of practice and teaching by recognizing and encouraging outstanding work in architecture and related environmental design fields as a theoretical endeavor. This year, two programs won the housing award. UACDC’s project pioneers new urban neighborhood templates for affordable housing in Little Rock.
Both projects will be featured in the ACSA’s forthcoming book on the 2013 awards program and at its annual convention in March in San Francisco.
Stephen Luoni, Director
Steven L. Anderson Chair in Architecture and Urban Studies
University of Arkansas Community Design Center
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