The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has announced recipients of its Upjohn Research Initiative grants.
Four projects will each receive up to $30,000 in grants for research that will advance the future of architectural design and practice.
Official project titles and principal investigators for this year’s grant recipients are:
- Nexus between Sustainable Buildings and Human Health: Quantifying EEG Responses to Virtual Environments to Inform Design Ming Hu and Madlen Simon, AIA | University of Maryland
- Retooling Bamboo Tectonics: From Vernacular Aesthetics to Milled Material System Jonas Hauptman; Katie MacDonald, Assoc. AIA; and Kyle Schumann | Virginia Tech
- Polycasting: Multi-material 3D Printed Formwork for Reinforced Concrete Shelby Doyle, AIA, and Nicholas Senske | Iowa State University
- Development of Artificial Leaf-based Façade Cladding (ALFC) Systems for Energy Production and Carbon Sequestration Rahman Azari, Ph.D., and Mohammad Asadi, Ph.D. | Illinois Institute of Technology
Grant recipients were selected this year by a seven-member jury comprised of members from the AIA College of Fellows and Board Knowledge Committee.