Six Architecture Programs Awarded an NCARB Grant for Projects That Integrate Education and Architectural Practice

11 November 2011

Washington, DC—Architecture programs at six U.S. universities have been named as recipients of the 2011 NCARB Grant for the Integration of Practice and Education in the Academy. The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) awards grants to support the creation and implementation of new methods to integrate practice and education in the academy.

Six grants were awarded totaling $75,000. This year’s recipients are:

Boston Architectural College: $10,000
Project Name: Collaborative Global Practice: Students and Professionals Learning Together

Lawrence Technological University: $13,800
Project Name: Public Interest Design Practices and Research Workshop

Portland State University: $16,000
Project Name: Multidisciplinary Collaboration and Research-Based Design

Tulane University: $13,000
Project Name: Field studies to inform design for healthy, high-performance buildings

Tuskegee University: $11,700
Project Name: Preservation Tenets, Technology, and Stewardship of the Historic Tuskegee Campus

University of Miami: $10,500
Project Name: Writing in Architecture as a Professional Endeavour

The NCARB Grant supports architecture programs’ efforts to create academic initiatives that will have a long-term, ongoing impact on architecture education in the academy and raise awareness about issues central to practice. To be eligible, schools must be located in an NCARB Member Board jurisdiction with programs accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) or programs that are candidates for NAAB accreditation.

More information on the 2011 NCARB Grant recipients will be released soon.