Jeff wins inaugural AIA Nebraska Architectural | Design Education Award
AIA Nebraska has awarded the first Honor Award for Architectural | Design Education Award to Actual Architecture Co. founder Jeffrey L. Day, FAIA. The award recognizes a living person of esteemed character who has rendered distinguished service to the profession of architecture design or to the arts science in a Nebraska institution of higher learning. The award recognizes an individual whose activities have consistently influenced students and provided the ability to make connections between the educator’s particular areas of expertise and other areas as appropriate.
In a press release issued after the award was conferred on November 4, 2020, AIA Nebraska writes, “Jeffrey L. Day, FAIA, inventively integrates teaching, practice, and design-research to develop young architects committed to design excellence and collaborative process. He began his teaching career at the University of Nebraska College of Architecture in 2000. After holding the prestigious Hyde Chair of Excellence visiting-professorship for a year, he began a tenure-track appointment and is now a Full Professor, teaching Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Interior Design students. Jeff has taught throughout the Architecture curriculum and from his early innovations in beginning design (featured in conferences and published in the Journal of Architectural Education) to design studios, lecture courses and seminars, and the celebrated FACT design-build program, he empowers students to develop their own creative approaches to architectural challenges of the day. By maximizing the potential of FACT and his professional office Actual Architecture Company, Jeff integrates design-research, speculative design, pro-bono investments in the community, and a commitment to building highly refined yet flexible architecture with diverse clients.”