UNM Chair of Architecture Wins National Design Award

June 6, 2024

Not my hud house winnerProfessor and Chair of Architecture, Chris Cornelius, was selected as a Winner in this year’s prestigious Architizer A+ Awards. Not My HUD House won the People’s Choice award in the category for Pop-Ups and Temporary structures.

Not My HUD House was part of a group exhibition, "Architecture at Home" at Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville, AR. Cornelius’ design addresses Indigenous housing and how the proliferation of HUD (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development) housing has not served Indigenous people. This project offers both a protest and solution. It is rooted in Cornelius’ own experience growing up in a HUD house on the Oneida Reservation in Wisconsin. It is his critique of what that housing didn't have and how it did not serve the Oneida culture, their families, or community. It posits a way of thinking about Indigenous housing going forward and how it can better serve those communities, environments, and cultures.

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About the Awards:

The Architizer A+Awards is the largest awards program focused on promoting and celebrating the year’s best architecture. Its mission is to nurture the appreciation of meaningful design in the world and champion its potential for a positive impact on everyday life. We share the world’s best architecture with a global audience of 400+ million.Winners are selected for recognition by an illustrious jury of industry leaders based on excellence in form, function, and impact.


The complete list of winners can be viewed here: https://winners.architizer.com/2024/

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Photography Credit: Tom Harris Photography