The jury for the Virginia Society AIA Prize for Design Research and Scholarship, chaired by Brad C. Grant, Director of the School of Architecture and Design at Howard University, has voted to award the 2014 Prize to Virginia Tech associate professor Michael Ermann’s work Architectural Acoustics Illustrated.

The jurors recognized that Ermann’s submission covered an interesting and important subject, noting that the content has great depth and could become a standard text book for architecture education.

The Prize will be awarded during the Annual Meeting of the Membership on Thursday, Nov. 6 in room E11b and Earmann’s work will be presented that same day during Architecture Exchange East in session 306 at 4:15 p.m.

Additionally, the jury awarded Honorable Mention to Clark-Nexsen’s David Keith for The Sustainability of Materials. The jury praised the work’s excellent graphic representations, “a key component in getting the public, especially a young public, to engage.”

This Prize is intended to encourage theoretical awareness, educational exchange, thought and research in architecture, both within academic institutions and within the offices of practicing architects who participate in theoretical pursuits.

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