15 November 2015
Faculty Recognized in AIA Virginia Prize for Design Research and Scholarship Competition
The jury, chaired by Patrick Rand, FAIA, Alumni Distinguished Professor of Architecture at North Carolina State University, recognized that Wheeler’s submission was “exemplary in regards to innovation” and “the potential impact on housing could be substantial.”
In addition, the jury awarded an Honorable Mention to Prof. Mehdi Setareh for the Structure and Form Analysis System (SAFAS), citing the work as “an excellent teaching method for space frame design” which could “provide an excellent tool for structures course instructors.”
The AIA Virginia’s Prize for Design Research and Scholarship is intended to encourage theoretical awareness, educational exchange, thought and research in architecture, both within academic institutions and within the offices of practicing architects who participate in theoretical pursuits.