Dec. 1, 2005
Luis Eduardo Boza Wins National Architecture Teaching Award
Honor Recognizes Assistant Professor’s Use of Cutting-Edge Technology
Luis Eduardo Boza
The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture and the American Institute of Architecture Students will honor Assistant Professor Luis Eduardo Boza with their 2005-2006 New Faculty Teaching Award for his innovative instruction in the area of digital design and fabrication technologies.
Boza, whose area of expertise is computer-aided design/3-D modeling and fabrication technology (known as CAD-CAM), will receive the award at the association’s 94th annual meeting, which will take place March 30 through April 2, 2006, in Salt Lake City.
In a letter recommending Boza for
the award, CUA Dean of Architecture Randall Ott praised the professor’s efforts
to incorporate CAD/CAM technologies into the
Boza has helped to develop several new architecture courses that utilize innovative technologies, allowing “students to be exposed to the cutting edge of computers in design thinking and production,” Ott added.
Using such technology this semester, the students in Boza’s graduate “Digital
Craft” design studio are exploring the changing nature of craft (or how
structures are made) as a result of new fabrication technologies. In the
process, they are designing, fabricating and assembling a new lounge and
student organization office at CUA’s
Last year, Boza’s students created a three-dimensional installation of aluminum and acrylic. Titled “Thinking as Doing: An Investigation into Design Methodology, Fabrication Techniques and the Experiential,” the installation now hangs in the center.
Boza earned a master’s in architecture at Harvard
University Graduate School of Design in 2000 and both a bachelor of science in
architecture and a bachelor of architecture at
The award to Boza is one of only three new faculty awards
that will go to recipients chosen from 125 architecture programs accredited by
the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture in the
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