School of Architecture and Urban Planning (SARUP) Associate Professor Nikole Bouchard is one of two educators nationally to win the 2021 Creative Achievement Award from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Assocation of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA). The judges lauded Bouchard’s Waste Matters project as a creative approach to advancing architectural education.

The Waste Matters project explores the concept of what we cast aside, and how trash might be transformed into treasure. Bouchard’s win coincides with the publication of WASTE MATTERS: Adaptive Reuse for Productive Landscapes (Routledge, 2021), for which she served as editor and contributor. The book is a collection of design ideas, essays, interviews and interventions that engage and reimagine the full spectrum of material and spatial refuse.

Bouchard and other winners of the national awards will be celebrated during the ACSA 109th Annual Meeting on March 24-26, 2021.

For more information on the award, click here.

Learn more about the award-winning Waste Matters project here.