FAU’s Jeffrey Huber has been named a Faculty of Fellows on the American Institute of Architects – Boca Raton’s most trusted information supply
Boca Raton, FL – – Jeffrey E. Huber, Interim Director and Associate Professor in the School of Architecture at the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters at Florida Atlantic University, was recently named a College of Fellows at the American Institute of Architects. This is the AIA’s highest honor for membership and is given for exceptional work and contributions to architecture and society. Only 3 percent of the more than 95,000 members worldwide received this award. 102 members received the designation for 2020. Huber is the first person at FAU to receive this award and the youngest person to ever receive this award in the state of Florida.
AIA was founded in 1857 and is headquartered in Washington, DC with more than 200 chapters around the world. The institute advocates the value of architecture and provides architects with the resources they need to drive positive change through the power of design.
“We are very proud of the exceptional achievements of Jeffrey Huber that have led to this remarkable honor bestowed on him by his colleagues,” said Michael Horswell, Dean of the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters at FAU. “We are fortunate to have Professor Huber’s leadership role in the South Florida architectural community and at our School of Architecture. His vision not only contributes to innovative and sustainable solutions for our region, but also shapes the work of the next generation of architects, whom he trains in our accredited program. ”
Huber teaches upper class architecture studios as well as lectures on urban planning as well as materials and construction methods. His work focuses on interdisciplinary public work projects that combine ecological, landscape, urban and architectural design. He is also a principal in the internationally recognized Brooks + Scarpa company and heads their office in South Florida. He is currently researching sea level rise issues in South Florida and has provided over a quarter of a million dollars in grants through the National Endowment of the Arts and Florida Sea Grant programs.
Huber’s research, teaching, and design work has been recognized by the AIA, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), and the American Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) with numerous national awards, including the 2011-2012 ACSA / AIAS became the Faculty’s new teaching award. In 2017 Huber received the National Young Architect Award and in 2018 the National Institute Honor Award for his design research “Salty Urbanism” on the rise of sea levels. He recently received the AIA Florida Presidential Award for his commitment to leading the profession to adequately respond to Florida’s changing climatic conditions.
Huber has promoted sustainability education and career initiatives in the areas of agro-urbanism, environmentally friendly school design, typologies of missing medium-sized living conditions, transition-oriented development and development with low impact. His professional work has been published in books and magazines including 99K House Competition, Architect, Residential Architect, and Architectural Record.
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Florida Atlantic University, founded in 1961, officially opened in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today the university looks after more than 30,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students at six locations on the southeast coast of Florida. In recent years, the university has doubled its research spending and outperformed its peers in academic achievement. Through the coexistence of access and excellence, FAU embodies an innovative model in which traditional performance gaps disappear. FAU is a Spanish-speaking institution ranked one of the best public universities by US News & World Report and a high research activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for Advancement of Teaching. Further information can be found at www.fau.edu.
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