Ponce de León receives ACADIA award for architectural teaching excellence

Monday, Oct 15, 2018
by Jamie Saxon, Office of Communications

Mónica Ponce de León, professor of architecture and dean of the School of Architecture, has been awarded the 2018 Teaching Award of Excellence from the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA).

Inaugurated in 1998, the ACADIA Awards of Excellence represent recognition, by colleagues worldwide, of consistent contributions and impact on the field of architectural computing. ACADIA is an international network of digital design researchers and professionals that facilitates critical investigations into the role of computation in architecture, planning and building science, encouraging innovation in design creativity, sustainability and education.

In its citation, the awards committee stated: "This award recognizes Mónica Ponce de León’s significant impact as an educator and thought leader in the integration of digital technologies into architectural education. Her leadership and support have offered opportunities for growth to many members of this community, and her teaching has been strongly recognized by the board of directors as well as the community at large."

Ponce de León will receive the award at ACADIA's annual conference in Mexico City, Oct. 18-20.