UNCG's 2015 Nominee Title


Assistant Professor of Interior Architecture
University of North Carolina at Greensboro

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I am both a professor and an architect; however, above those appellations I AM A CITIZEN OF NORTH CAROLINA. I believe in the power of design to impact the lives of all citizens of North Carolina by engaging people in conversations that shape the built environment. In the 13 years I practiced architecture full-time before coming to UNC Greensboro, I was involved in the design of significant public buildings, such as a federal courthouse in Washington, DC, the Wake County Justice Center, and the Durham County Courthouse. While these courthouses are for the public and affect their lives during the most trying of times, their designs involved the public only minimally. As the director of the Center for Community-Engaged Design, I am changing the way that students learn - and how professionals practice - architecture and design. How? I engage the public in the design of places and spaces that impact the people of North Carolina, leveraging the following strengths.

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What is the Holshouser Award
for Public Service?

The UNC System Seal The Public Service Award was created in 2007 to encourage, identify, recognize, and reward public service by faculty of the University. Faculty of any of the 17 constituent institutions of the University of North Carolina are eligible. At its August 2013 meeting, the Board of Governors unanimously approved a resolution to rename the award after Governor James E. Holshouser, Jr.


Oliver Max GardnerJames Eubert Holshouser, Jr. (October 8, 1934 – June 17, 2013) was the 68th Governor of the state of North Carolina from 1973 to 1977. He was the first Republican candidate to be elected as governor since 1896, when Republican Daniel L. Russell was elected as a Fusionist candidate. Holshouser's election reflected the new political realignment of the South, in which former white Conservative Democrats shifted to the Republican Party.

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