UF College of Design, Construction & Planning

NCARB Award recipients design new, innovative graduate studio - Published on September 30, 2016

In many architectural programs, students begin with the initial concepts and gradually work towards the bigger picture. But what happens when that concept is reversed?

Bradley Walters and Lisa Huang, professors in the School of Architecture (SoA), develop a new, innovative way of teaching design by leading graduate students through full-scale design mock-ups, allowing students to gain the knowledge of project risks associated with products, materials and technologies.

UF was among three universities in the country to receive the 2015 National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) Awards for developing innovative curricula that merge practice and education. This was announced at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture’s (ACSA) Annual Administrators Conference, where UF was awarded $35,000 last November for the successful proposal authored by Walters and Haung.