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ACSF Awards Program

THE ARCHITECTURE, CULTURE, AND SPIRITUALITY FORUM AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN PRACTICE, EDUCATION, AND/OR SCHOLARSHIP

This Award Program is sponsored by the Architecture, Culture, and Spirituality Forum, a 400-plus-member, multi-faith, international organization founded in 2007. The primary mission of the ACSF is to provide a forum for scholarship, research, education, practice, design, and advocacy regarding the cultural and spiritual significance of the built environment.

The purpose of the ACSF Award for Outstanding Achievement is to recognize, celebrate and raise public awareness of exceptional work in architecture, landscape architecture, art, design, urbanism, planning, and related fields. Awardees are selected for their seminal professional, educational, or scholarly contributions in these areas as they align with the mission of the ACSF. Up to two annual awards will be made to persons of stature, which might include (but not be limited to) architects, visual and performing artists, designers, urban planners, landscape architects, craftspeople, educators, authors, scientists, historians, theologians, anthropologists, philosophers, scholars, and clergy members. Awardees may be at any point in their careers and from any country, but they may not be deceased.

Nominations for the annual Award for Outstanding Achievement can be made by ACSF members before a designated deadline each year of March 15. Nominations made after the deadline will be considered for the following year’s award program. Those making the nomination must provide

  1. A CV of the nominee.
  2. a brief (not more than 750-word) Statement of Nomination, outlining the relevant contributions of the nominee (self-nominations are not permitted). The Statement of Nomination may include illustrations, but they are not required.
  3. The name and contact information of three references (nominator and two more individuals).

Nominees for the award will be reviewed by the ACSF Awards Committee, a standing committee of five ACSF members (members rotate off the committee at three-year intervals). At least one but no more than two members of the ACSF Board of Directors will serve on the Awards Committee. Decisions are final and will be made by simple majority vote. The Awards Committee may recommend no recognition if it so chooses. The Awardee(s) will be announced publicly at a date to be determined, and the Award(s) will be bestowed to the Awardee(s) at the annual ACSF Symposium.

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