FAU School of Architecture Wins National AIA Honor Award

By brittany sylvestri | 4/24/2018

The Florida Atlantic University School of Architecture’s design research project, “Salty Urbanism: A Sea Level Rise Adaptation Design Framework for South Florida,”recently won a 2018 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Honor Award for Regional and Urban Design. 

The award is the highest national honor bestowed by the architectural profession and celebrates the best in contemporary architecture, urban design and planning. This is the first national design award for the FAU School of Architecture, which is in the College for Design and Social Inquiry

“The project establishes meaningful conversations among stakeholders to envision and realize a prosperous way forward for the region when addressing future livability concerns, while adapting to sea level rise and climate disruptions,” said Jeffrey E. Huber, assistant professor in the FAU School of Architecture. 

The NOAA awarded “Salty Urbanism,” an urban design framework utilizing Fort Lauderdale as a case study for testing future sea level rise adaptation strategies, with a Florida Sea Grant. 

For more information on the School of Architecture, visit cdsi.fau.edu/soa/