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"Gulf": Matt Johnson and Michael Kubo win the 2021 ACSA/Columbia University Temple Hoyne Buell Course Development Prize


In 2021, Matt Johnson and Michael Kubo won the Buell Course Development Prize for Architecture, Climate Change, and Society for their proposal “Gulf: Architecture, Ecology, and Precarity on the Gulf Coast.” The Prize is jointly awarded by Columbia University'sTemple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA). It calls upon professors from across the country to formulate pedagogy that grapples with these pressing topics. Johnson and Kubo's proposal addresses the impacts of a century and a half of fossil energy and carbon culture upon the fragile landscapes of the American Gulf Coast. It intends to consider possible futures for the region.