Friday, January 13, 2012

CALA is proud to announce that three of our distinguished, former professors was awarded the ACSA 2011-12 Achievement Award, to recognize a specific creative achievement in teaching, design, scholarship, research, or service that advances architectural education.

  • Emerging Materials Technologies: see project here
  • Álvaro Malo, University of Arizona
  • Jason oliver Vollen, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Dale Clifford, Carnegie Mellon University

Juror Comments: This submission situates emergent materials analysis, testing, and building integration within the realm of creative design thinking. Within this context, faculty and students elevate performance based-design as a sustainable vocabulary, not only as a formal ordering system that demonstrates applied materiality, but also, how those flows could ultimately become integrated products with embedded material intelligence. The range of scales from simulation to fabrication is particularly noteworthy when viewed through the lens of creative innovation and invention.