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Howard University Architecture Assistant Professor Farhana Ferdous Receives 2022 ARCC New Researcher Award

Farhana Ferdous

WASHINGTON – Howard University architecture assistant professor Farhana Ferdous, Ph.D., recently received the 2022 Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC) New Researcher Award.

The ARCC New Researcher Award celebrates the activities, accomplishments and promise of scholars in the early stages of their research careers. Ferdous received the award for critical and timely research, extraordinary teaching and research skills, and for her work in the development of evidence-based design.

“I am extremely honored and pleased to be selected for this prestigious recognition. My heartiest gratitude to the ARCC selection committee and board of directors for acknowledging my accomplishment through this highest honor,” Ferdous said.

Ferdous pointed to her status as a woman architect, scholar and an educator from a diverse background with extensive academic experience at a historically Black college and university (HBCU), as influential in bringing social, cultural and intellectual diversity to her work. She said her teaching philosophy is grounded in hands-on learning, primarily through the integration of studio work with diversified communities of color.

“My evidence-based environmental design research not only underpins theoretical and analytical framework, but also informs my pedagogical missions and research agendas in academia,” she said.

Ferdous said the award would support her continuing efforts to build symbiotic interconnections between design, practice and research, especially for those which are focused on health, design, and the marginalized or aging populations.

For more information, contact Hayya Shah, College of Engineering and Architecture; hayya.shah@howard.edu

About Howard University

Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 14 schools and colleges. Students pursue more than 140 programs of study leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University operates with a commitment to Excellence in Truth and Service and has produced one Schwarzman Scholar, three Marshall Scholars, four Rhodes Scholars, 12 Truman Scholars, 25 Pickering Fellows and more than 165 Fulbright recipients. Howard also produces more on-campus African American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, visit www.howard.edu.