The Paul G. Windley Faculty Excellence and Development Award
This $1,000 award recognizes three consecutive years of excellence in faculty scholarship and provides support for continuing scholarly activities in written research and dissemination.
This award is generously donated by Charla Windley and her children in loving memory of her late husband and Dean of the College of Art & Architecture Paul Windley. It is an especially appropriate recognition of Dean Windley’s commitment to written scholarship and dissemination as well as his many years of service to the college.
The successful applicant will deliver the fifth Windley Lecture during fall semester, 2017.
2017 Recipient | Anne Marshall
“Indigenous Architecture: Creating The Museum at Warm Springs.”
Marshall’s objective is to publish a scholarly book on the processes of creating the Museum at Warm Springs on the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation in Oregon. Although the museum is recognized through multiple architectural publications and design award, she was the first to conduct an in-depth analysis of its architecture. For her 2012 dissertation, “Indigenous Architecture: Envisioning, Designing, and Building the Museum at Warm Springs,” she interviewed 25 people and collected voluminous materials from architects, the museum archives, and the Tribal Records Center. In this study Marshall will pursue questions that arose during the course of this research.
It isn’t clear how to design culturally-appropriate architectures that meet the needs of contemporary indigenous communities. Although historical forms may have some cultural relevance, they do not necessarily represent indigenous groups today and are unlikely to accommodate contemporary building programs. Because few indigenous people practice architecture, they typically hire design professionals outside of their communities. Fundamental difference in world views, ways of thinking, and modes of communication challenge the client and their architect. This study is interested in helping overcome these challenges.
Marshall will accomplish long, semi-structured interviews with tribal members, designers, and other central sources in Oregon. Visual sources will include drawings, photographs, and the museum itself; additional sources will include meeting minutes, correspondence, tribal resolutions, and the tribal newspaper.
Minyoung Cerruti, PhD
“Stress, Blood Donation, and Environmental Stimuli"
The main goal of this study is to understand how physical environment can influence the blood donation experience of young adults in relation to their levels of stress.
In September 2008 I used the Windley Award to support a presentation I gave in Grenoble, France on Architectural Ambiance. As a result of this opportunity, I was able to publish an extended version of the presentation as an article in the Journal of Art and Design Education; further, the travels associated with this presentation led directly to a subsequent article published in, arguably, the top journal in the field of architecture, the Journal of Architectural Education.
Xiao Hu, PhD
My first winning topic was to study refugee housing at Boise. The title is “The Path to a Better Integration: Idaho Refugee’s Housing Situation in Their Early Resettlements.”
My second topic was to study international students’ learning style in architecture. The title is “Cross-cultural learning in studios: how international students study architecture in the US.”
The operating title for my current research is “Drawing as Learning.” A slightly more descriptive explanation: I’m focused cognition and learning theory, as well as analysis and pedagogy regarding the use of hand drawing as a primary means of learning. With the ever-increasing ubiquity of digital tools in education, the use of hand drawing has diminished. Nonetheless, and for a variety of reasons, drawing by hand from direct observation remains an essential method for learning about the world, and perhaps the single most critical skill for designers to acquire.
The Windley Award was used as evidence that the College of Art and Architecture had confidence in my ability to conduct research and write, when I submitted a book proposal to Taylor & Francis Publishers (Routledge). Secondly, I used the funding provided by the award to travel to Denver, Colorado to document a case student project (Stapleton) that I subsequently included in the book that was published. The Windley Award contributed greatly to the recent publication of my book, “Green Infrastructure for Landscape Planning,” and to a conference presentation and an article in the Spaces and Flows Journal.
1. One award will be granted each year.
2. Awarded funds may be used for a range of research and scholarly expenses including but not limited to travel, materials and supplies, equipment and student wages, etc.
3. The award cannot be accepted as salary enhancement.
4. The budget will be subject to approval by the Dean of the College of Art & Architecture.
5. Selected by program heads and Charla Windley.
1. Each applicant must be a tenure track faculty, tenured faculty or have been a non-tenure track (full or part-time) faculty for at least two (2) consecutive years in the College of Art & Architecture. In all cases the applicant must be under contract with the University of Idaho.
2. The applicant should demonstrate a record of excellence in written scholarship for at least two (2) consecutive years.
3. The applicant should demonstrate how the award will enhance a research project as well as outline possibilities for its dissemination. Priority will be given to proposals which lead to publishable works.
4. Priority will also be given to those scholarly activities reflective of Paul’s areas of interest, i.e. linking architecture to the social sciences, small towns, aging issues, research methods, and ways in which the built environments affects quality of life dimensions, (e.g., psychological and physical well-being).
5. The successful applicant should be willing to deliver a public “Windley Lecture” summarizing the scholarly activity and allow the lecture to be part of a lecture series publication if that occurs.
6. A recipient may receive the award more than once. However, a recipient may not receive it more than twice in a five (5) year period.
1. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a sample of written scholarship (e.g., publication in academic journals or conference proceedings, book or book chapter, or referred paper) and a brief proposal (500 words) describing how the award would support future scholarly activity.
2. Applications will be reviewed by the College of Art & Architecture Executive Committee. Charla Windley will be given the opportunity to participate in the review process and will give the award to the selected applicant.
3. The committee will forward recommendations to the Dean for consideration and final determination.