AIA Prize Given for “Public Interest Practices” Study


The AIA’s 2011 Latrobe Prize has been awarded to a team investigating “Public Interest Practice in Architecture.” The $100,000 grant goes to Bryan Bell, executive director of Design Corps; Roberta Feldman, professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago; Sergio Palleroni, senior fellow for the Institute for Sustainable Solutions at Portland State University; and David Perkes, AIA, director of Gulf Coast Community Design Studio at Mississippi State University. The team“will investigate the needs that can be addressed by public interest practices and the variety of ways that public interest practices are operating,” according to the AIA.

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