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Architecture Program Receives NCARB Award for Studio: Urban Healthcare

The School of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture (APLA) is one of three U.S. Universities to receive a 2012 NCARB Award from the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB). The $20,000 award for “Studio: Urban Healthcare” will support APLA faculty collaborations with practicing architects and other design professionals with specialized expertise in healthcare architecture aimed at providing critique and direction to fourth year architecture students as they design a small urban hospital. The award proposal, developed by Professor Christian Dagg and Professor Kevin Moore, also addresses financial and management considerations, especially as these are driven by construction and consultant fees, codes, structure, and energy performance. In announcing the award, the NCARB awards jury noted that the Studio: Urban Healthcare project "has the potential to serve as a model for other schools looking to incorporate specialty knowledge into their curriculum."
APLA School Head, David Hinson, commended Professors Dagg and Moore, and noted that:"This collaboration builds on our strong partnerships with the professional community in the region, and will help us expand those partnerships to a national scale." The Studio: Urban Healthcare project will be incorporated into coursework in the fall term of 2013.


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