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April 20: Carnegie Mellon Architecture Professor Jeremy Ficca Receives Henry Hornbostel Teaching Award


Eric Sloss                           

Carnegie Mellon Architecture Professor Jeremy Ficca
Receives Henry Hornbostel Teaching Award

PITTSBURGH—Jeremy Ficca, assistant professor of architecture at Carnegie Mellon University and founding director of its Digital Fabrication Lab (dFAB), is the 2009 recipient of the Henry Hornbostel Teaching Award. Given annually to a faculty member in the university's College of Fine Arts for excellence in undergraduate teaching and advising, the award is named after the first dean of the college and architect of the original campus buildings.

Ficca"Jeremy's management of the School of Architecture's fabrication lab engaged widely with the College of Fine Arts," said Hilary Robinson, the Stanley and Marcia Gumberg Dean of the College of Fine Arts. "Jeremy has integrated the lab into the School of Architecture curriculum while collaborating with faculty from the schools of Art and Design to teach classes. He is an exemplary professor who is preparing College of Fine Arts students for the future."
The Digital Fabrication Lab provides a venue for architecture students and faculty to conduct research and experimentation in advanced digitally driven design, prototyping and manufacturing. Ficca holds a post-professional master's degree in architecture from Harvard University and has taught at North Carolina State University, the Boston Architectural Center and Harvard. He is a licensed architect, an active member of the American Institute of Architects and founder and principal of Ficca Architecture. Ficca's work has been exhibited around the country and he has lectured extensively at venues including Yale and Clemson universities, the National Beginning Design Conference and the ACSA National Meeting.  
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Pictured above is Jeremy Ficca, an assistant professor of architecture.