Groat Recognized with Architectural Education Award

Linda Groat, professor of architecture, has been recognized as a Distinguished Professor in the 2023 Architectural Education Awards. The awards are hosted by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), an international association of architecture schools that aims to shape the future of architecture by empowering faculty in the field.

Each year, the ACSA honors architectural educators for exemplary work in areas including building design, community collaborations, scholarship, and service. The award-winning professors inspire and challenge students, contribute to the profession’s knowledge base, and extend their work beyond the borders of academia into practice and the public sector. The Distinguished Professor Award recognizes faculty with a positive, stimulating, and nurturing influence on students.

Groat teaches in both the Doctoral Program and M.Arch program. Her professional expertise is in research and design methods, which she teaches in her doctoral-level course. As a part of her academic service, she has monitored over 60 doctoral students and introduced research practices to masters in architecture students to research methods through her Research for Design Practices course. Her focus on the participatory processes for client, user, and citizen engagement and minority issues in architecture has led her to develop the courses Game On! and Alternative Practices, respectively, during her tenure at the University of Michigan.