Michael Crosbie Recognized 2022 Distinguished Professor by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA)

February 04, 2022
Submitted By: College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture
Crosbie With Students

The College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture is celebrating Professor Michael J. Crosbie, Ph.D., FAIA, DPACSA for his recent award as a 2022 Distinguished Professor by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), the international professional body of architectural educators. The award is given by the ACSA annually as a recognition of architectural educators who do exemplary work in the areas of building design, community, collaboration, scholarship, and service. Beyond their own work, they inspire their students to expand upon their knowledge base and practice, take what they learn within the classroom, and push their own boundaries in design. Dr. Crosbie is the first recipient of this award at the University of Hartford.

Crosbie boasts a diverse career where he has made significant contributions in architectural criticism, research, education, and practice during his nearly forty-year career. He is the sole author or editor of, or contributor to, more than 75 books on architecture, including five books for children. Crosbie has served as an editor at Architecture: The AIA Journal and Progressive Architecture, and was editor-in-chief of Faith & Form: The Interfaith Journal on Religion, Art, and Architecture. He has published hundreds of articles on architectural design, practice, and education, and is a regular contributor to ArchDaily and Common Edge. His work has been recognized with several awards for his writing, including the Edward S. Frey Memorial Award in Recognition of the Contributions Made to Religion, Art, and Architecture, bestowed by the American Institute of Architects.

In addition to his teaching at the University of Hartford, where he also previously served as Chair of the Department of Architecture, Graduate Program Director, and Associate Dean of the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture, he has been an Adjunct Professor at Roger Williams University and at Catholic University. He has also been an invited lecturer and critic at institutions across the country and internationally.

In reaction to this award, Crosbie remarked: “I am indebted to colleagues, collaborators, and especially my students to receive this honor.”

Congratulations to professor Crosbie on this recognition.