For Excellence in Architectural + Environmental Research


Named in honor of the late Jonathan King, co-founder and first president of the Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC), this award is given to one student per ARCC member college, school, institute, or unit.

The selection of recipients is based upon criteria that acknowledge innovation, integrity, and scholarship in architectural and/or environmental design research.

The award may be made at either the graduate or the undergraduate level.                                      

Any student interested in competing for this award should submit a google form that contains:


  • Name, student email
  • Student Level
  • Research Title 
  • Research Abstract  (300 words maximum)
  • Acknowledge innovation, integrity, and scholarship in architectural and/ or environmental design research.

Deadline: April 13, 2022. Midnight.


Previous Winners:

Evan Dziedzic (M.Arch 2022)
"A Community Built by Generations"

LeQuan J. Clinton (M.Arch 2021)
"Inclusive Sustainability - Preserving Public Housing and Improving Resident Well Being: Design and Standards for Existing Residential Buildings."

Annie McGuinness (M. Arch 2020)
"A Living, Loving, Artifact:  Developing the Integral Ecology Framework for Design and Its Application in the Design of a Mixed-Use Campus."

Emily Oldham (M. Arch 2019)
"Code red days: Evidence based design for healthy environments in urban schools"

Timothy M. Farina (B.S. Arch 2018)
"Santiago de Compostella: Architectural Innovation and Urban Intervention in Response to the Phenomenon of Pilgrimage."

William Sergison (M. Arch 2017)
"The Dark Matter of Architecture"

Begoña Blasco (M. Arch./MSSD 2016)
"Dweller Identity: Affordable-Adaptable Housing"