Architecture Centennial Exhibition and Catalogue Receive Accolades

Professor Emerita Elizabeth Dowling was the visionary behind the work.

The Georgia Tech College of Architecture's exhibition and catalogue One Hundred Years of Architectural Education, 1908-2008 received he Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC) Award for Outstanding Exhibition and Catalogue of Historical Materials. The award is given in recognition of an exhibition (within the last two years) of historical materials, which by its design, installation and/or catalogue is considered exemplary.

The work was described by one juror as “a dynamic historical essay of architectural styles and ideas,” and admired by another because it “celebrated and recorded” a process of education. The editors were Professor Emerita Elizabeth Meredith "Betty" Dowling and graduate student Lisa Thomason. Architecture professor Robert Craig accepted the award for Georgia Tech on October 22, 2010, at the annual meeting of the Southeastern College Art Conference held in Richmond, Va.

SECAC has an annual awards program to recognize exemplary work in the visual arts in higher education. Nominations are accepted and reviewed by a diverse panel of SECAC members, and awards are announced at the annual SECAC meeting.

Founded in 1942 as a regional conference, today SECAC is a national non-profit organization devoted to the promotion of visual art education, history, theory, design, and studio practice in higher education through facilitating cooperation among teachers and administrators in universities, colleges, professional institutions and the communities served by their institutions.

SECAC is a non-profit organization that promotes the study and practice of the visual arts in higher education on a national basis. SECAC facilitates cooperation and fosters on-going dialog about pertinent creative, scholarly and educational issues among teachers and administrators in universities, colleges, community colleges, professional art schools, and museums; and among independent artists and scholars. Membership includes individuals and institutions from the original group of southeastern states that founded the conference: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. Over the decades, however, SECAC has grown to include individual and institutional members from across the United States, becoming the second largest national organization of its kind. SECAC is an affiliated organization of the national College Art Association and participates in its annual conferences.

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