AIA Announces Recipients of Upjohn Research Initiative Grants

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

View a detailed synopsis for each applied research project.

Grant recipients were selected this year by a seven-member jury comprised of members from the AIA College of Fellows and Board Knowledge Committee.

Learn more about AIA’s Upjohn Research Initiative, now in its 12th year, and Upjohn-funded research.

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