Contact: Rachel Garrett
Cal Poly Professor Earns National Distinguished Faculty Award
SAN LUIS OBISPO – Cal Poly Architecture Professor Thomas Fowler will receive the 2010-11 Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Distinguished Professor Award at the 99th ACSA Annual Meeting, March 3-6 in Montreal, Quebec.
Fowler will receive the award for his sustained creative achievement in the advancement of architectural education through teaching, design, scholarship, research and service.
Richard Zweifel, associate dean for the College of Architecture and Environmental Design says Fowler is deserving of the award.
“His highly creative and intellectually stimulating studio projects consistently expand boundaries and open interdisciplinary opportunities for his students. He has an unparalleled talent for bringing the best out of his students, challenging and encouraging them to increase their breadth and depth of architectural connection and expression.”
In addition to teaching 3rd year courses, Fowler directs the Collaborative Integrative Digital-Design Studio, which allows students to use a range of advance technology in developing community design-build projects. Papers have been published on his design studio teaching methods. Most recently, AeD Press published “Fowler Studio: Selected Student Design Studio Work 2008-2010” and “2007-2010 Design Collaboratory.”
Fowler joins three other awardees from University of Oregon, Virginia Tech and Hampton University.
“I couldn’t be more pleased to be recognized by this distinguished organization. I’m truly honored,” said Fowler.
At the session, Fowler will also lead a workshop titled Teaching Teacher to Teach.
For more information on ACSA or to register for the annual conference, visit www.acsa-arch.org.
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