Lindsey Krug (MArch ’19) and Lukas Pauer (MAUD ’14) Awarded 2024 Architectural Education Awards

The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) and the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) recently announced the recipients of the 2024 Architectural Education Awards, which honor architectural educators for exemplary work in areas such as building design, community collaborations, scholarship, and service. According to the ACSA/AIAS press release, the “award-winning professors inspire and challenge students, contribute to the profession’s knowledge base, and extend their work beyond the borders of academia into practice and the public sector.”

Lindsey Krug (MArch ’19) and Lukas Pauer (MAUD ’14) received the New Faculty Teaching Award, a category that “recognizes demonstrated excellence and innovation in teaching performance during the formative years of an architectural teaching career.”

Lindsey Krug is Assistant Professor in Architecture at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Through the lens of the architectural user as a body in space, her work focuses on how design solidifies and reinforces taboos, hierarchies, and inequities. Krug has contributed to spatial research investigating human rights abuses and the killing of protesters in the 2014 Euromaidan protests in Ukraine as well as the ongoing and projected climate risks of melting permafrost in Russia. Her project “Gendered Generic” explores the relationship between gender, typology, and architecture. Most recently, her project “Women Offer You Things,” a study of print magazines, gender, and semiotics of the countryside, was exhibited at the Guggenheim in New York as part of the exhibition Countryside, The Future curated by OMA/AMO. Krug has previously practiced at WOJR, SITU Research, ODA, and Studio Gang.

Lukas Pauer is Assistant Professor of Architecture and Emerging Architecture Fellow at the University of Toronto. There, his contribution at disciplinary intersections is reflected in his engagements as a Faculty Affiliate in Urban Studies at the School of Cities as well as a Faculty Affiliate in Global Affairs and Public Policy at the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies in the Munk School. Pauer is Founding Director of the Vertical Geopolitics Lab, an investigative practice and think-tank at the intersections of architecture, geography, politology, and media, dedicated to exposing intangible systems and hidden agendas within the built environment. He has been selected as an Ambassadorial Scholar by the Rotary Foundation, a Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum, and an Emerging Leader by the European Forum Alpbach—leadership programs committed to change-making impact within local communities. Pauer has gained extensive technical experience in construction at firms including Herzog & de Meuron and LCLA Office.

Founded in 1912 by 10 charter members, ACSA is an international association of architecture schools preparing future architects, designers, and change agents. The organization’s membership includes all of the accredited professional degree programs in the United States and Canada, as well as international schools and two-year and four-year programs. Together ACSA schools represent some 7,000 faculty educating more than 40,000 students. The AIAS is a nonprofit, student-run organization dedicated to programs, information, and resources on issues critical to architecture and the experience of architectural education.