Professor of Architecture Sharon Haar, FAIA, has been elected to a four-year term on the board of directors of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), which will include serving as its president.
Haar was elected as the organization’s second vice president. Next year, she will be first vice president/president-elect, the third year she will serve as president, and in the final year of her term, she will be ACSA’s past president.
ACSA, which was founded in 1912 with 10 charter members, is a nonprofit association of more than 200 architecture schools. In addition to acting as a forum for pressing issues and innovative ideas in the field of architecture, ACSA sponsors a variety of events and activities as well as awards, competitions, and financial support for research and policy.
Haar’s research investigates the role of entrepreneurship, design innovation, and global networking in the transformation of architectural practices devoted to social activism and humanitarian relief.
“The ACSA has been a constant throughout my career. It is where I presented some of my earliest research and scholarship, and it has provided me with a vital network of colleagues nationally and internationally,” said Haar. “I believe we are at a critical moment when the academy can truly demonstrate that we provide important assets in research, knowledge of inclusionary practices, and innovations in disciplinary thinking — and I am honored to help do so through my leadership of the ACSA.”
Learn more about ACSA here.