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Tricia Stuth, AIA

The Young Architects Award is given to individuals who have shown exceptional leadership and made significant contributions to the profession in an early stage of their architectural career.

Architect members of the AIA who have been licensed to practice architecture fewer than 10 years by the submission deadline are eligible to be nominated; the term young architect has no reference to the age of nominees. Any component, member of the national AIA Board of Directors, knowledge community, or College of Fellows may nominate one or more individuals.

Tricia Stuth, AIA is an Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design, a Co-Founder and Partner in the firm curb, and a Co-Founder and Principal in the architectural collaborative Applied Research, which combines the research interests of four UT faculty members. Her focus on the practice, scholarship, and instruction of innovative housing design underpins her work in each of these positions. Her dedication to understanding the design of housing as being intricately influenced by culture and technology, politics and place have allowed her to make significant contributions to the field that far outstrip her time in the profession.

Ms. Stuth holds both BS (1995) and MArch (1997) degrees from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. Upon graduation she served as an adjunct faculty member at her alma mater while beginning her architectural internship at Hammel Green and Abrahamson. She spent three and half years as an intern architect at the Miller|Hull Partnership in Seattle where she also served as director for the Architecture in Education program, which strives to teach elementary school children about design and the built environment. She has held intern positions at Ellis-Miller Architects in Cambridge, England and Kieran/Timberlake Associates in Philadelphia, where she was also an Adjunct assistant Professor at Temple University. She has been a guest critic at the University of Washington, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Cincinnati and will lecture at the University of Notre Dame as part of its spring 2010 lecture series.

In 2008, Ms. Stuth was one of only two educators nationwide to be awarded the ACSA|AIA Housing Design Education Award, which is granted jointly by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) and the AIA Housing & Custom Residential Knowledge Committee (AIA, HCR KC) to recognize “the importance of good education in housing design to produce architects ready for practice in a wide range of areas and able to be capable leaders and contributors to their communities.”

As an educator, practitioner, and scholar Tricia Stuth, AIA has had a wide-ranging effect on contemporary housing design. Her impact in this arena takes many forms and reaches a diverse set of audiences.

The effect of Ms. Stuth’s scholarly work is likewise significant. Despite still being a junior faculty member, her contributions to the dialog about contemporary housing issues have been widely accepted for presentation at national and international conferences and for publication in national and international journals. The quality of this work has, in turn, led to further invitations to lecture at institutions as diverse as the Estonian Union of Architects, the University of Notre Dame, and the University of Puerto Rico. She has just recently had her second article accepted to the prestigious Journal of Architectural Education for publication in spring 2010.

Tricia Stuth. AIA


Donald J. Hackl, FAIA (Chair)
Loebl, Schlossman & Hackl

Edward J. Kodet Jr., FAIA
Kodet Architectural Group, Ltd.

Norman L. Koonce, FAIA
McLean, Virginia

Ronald Skaggs, FAIA
HKS, Inc.

Chester A. Widom, FAIA
WWCOT Architecture & Interiors
Santa Monica, California


“Her theoretical approach
to housing is even more
important than the
projects themselves.”


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