Each year, the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) gives out several awards honoring architectural educators for their exemplary work in building design, community collaborations, scholarship, and service. It was recently announced that Linda Keane, professor in the Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects and the Art Education department, has won ACSA's prize for creative acheivement.
Shared with her husband, Professor Mark Keane of the Unversity of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the prize recognizes Keane's digital architectural education program NEXT.cc. Through the platform, K-12 students watch educational films and use programs, such as Blackboard and Infastructure, to engage with interactive text and slide resources. Through nine patterns—nano, pattern, object, space, architecture, neighborhood, urban, region, and world—students internalize principles that NEXT.cc believes will move humanity faster toward more sustainable practices of living.
The Keanes will accept their award at ASCA's annual conference in March. Read more about the award here.