Assistant Professor Jeffrey Huber Receives 2 National Design Awards
Assistant Professor Jeffrey Huber was bestowed two national design awards recently.
Fayetteville 2030: Food City Scenario has won a 2016 Institute Honor Awards for Regional and Urban Design from the American Institute of Architects. Food City was completed while Huber was the assistant director of the University of Arkansas Community Design Center and was a collaborative plan and policy platform involving architects, engineers, food scientists, and food law. Preparation of Food City was sponsored in part by a grant from the Clinton Global Initiative and the American Institute of Architects under their Decade of Design initiative. Food City is featured in the May 2016 issue of Architect magazine and was exhibited at the AIA Convention 2016 this May in Philadelphia. This is Huber’s 11th national AIA Honor Award.
The Trailhead Complex at the Maumelle Nature Center for Central Arkansas Water has won a 2015 American Architecture Award. The project was one of sixty projects among more than 1,000 submissions selected by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. Design for the Trailhead Complex was completed in association with Geosyntec Consultants and the Watershed Conservation Resource Center, and is part of Central Arkansas Water’s reforestation initiative of the former Winrock Grass Farms as a water supply protection measure within the Lake Maumelle watershed outside of Little Rock, Arkansas. The environmental education center is conceived as an exhibit landscape that curates visitors’ passage through unique ecological facilities, landscapes, and architectural structures. In December, 2015, The Chicago Athenaeum, together with The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies presented a special exhibition of all awarded buildings at their annual symposium, “The City and the World” in Chicago. The exhibition is currently traveling in Izmir Turkey under the auspices of the Turkish Chamber of Architects and then to The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies Museum in Athens, Greece.