Each year, the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) honors architectural educators for exemplary work in areas such as building design, community collaborations, scholarship, and service. The award-winning professors 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.
ACSA has chosen Professor Mahesh Daas, chair of the Department of Architecture, to receive the 2011-12 ACSA Distinguished Professor Award. Daas was nominated for the nationally recognized award. He is recognized for sustained creative achievement in the advancement of architectural education through teaching, design, scholarship, research, and service.
One of his nominators stated, “Professor Daas is an influential scholar and international leader in the field of innovation for extreme affordability, the only trained architect among a small number of scholars promoting the inclusion of this important perspective in design education in general and architecture education in particular.”
A medallion and certificate will be presented by the presidents at an Architectural Education Awards Ceremony during the 100th ACSA Annual meeting in Boston in 2012. Recipients become Fellows of the College of Distinguished Professors of Architecture and may use the title “ACSA Distinguished Professor, DPACSA” in perpetuity.
Additional information is available on the ACSA website at http://www.acsa-arch.org/programs-events/awards/2011-12-awards-press-release.
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