Architecture faculty receives high honors in national fellowship

The national American Institute of Architecture (AIA) has elevated Assistant Professor Cathi Ho Schar to the AIA College of Fellows (FAIA), which is one of the highest membership honors for architects recognized for their exceptional work and significant contributions to the profession and society. Earlier this year Schar also received a 2021 American Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA)  New Faculty Teaching Award.

Schar serves as the director of the University of  Hawaiʻi Community Design Center (UHCDC), a public-interest teaching practice that connects faculty, staff, students and allied professionals in projects related to  Hawaiʻi’s built environment.  In 2020, UHCDC received an ACSA/ AIA award in the Practice + Leadership category. Schar was also a part of the UHCDC Waipahu TOD Collaboration team that earned a 2020 ACSA Collaborative Practice award. Prior to joining the School of Architecture full time in 2016, Schar was the co-founder of a Honolulu based architectural practice.

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