Dean Mónica Ponce de León, widely recognized as a pioneer in the application of robotic technology to architecture, both in her practice and in academia, is the winner of the 2018 ACADIA Teaching Award of Excellence. She will present an awards keynote lecture at this year's ACADIA Conference, "Recalibration: On Imprecision and Infidelity," which will take place on October 18-20, 2018 at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City.
The 2018 award winners were selected by ACADIA’s Board of Directors through a highly competitive nomination and voting process, and this year’s recipients represent some of the most innovative researchers and practitioners in the field of computational design. According to the Awards Committee, “This award recognizes Mónica Ponce de León’s significant impact as an educator and thought leader in the integration of digital technologies into architectural education. Her leadership and support have offered opportunities for growth to many members of this community, and her teaching has been strongly recognized by the board of directors as well as the community at large.”
ACADIA, the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture, is an international network of digital design researchers and professionals that facilitates critical investigations into the role of computation in architecture, planning, and building science, encouraging innovation in design creativity, sustainability, and education.