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Georgia Tech College of Design

Formerly known as the College of Architecture

Charles Eastman Receives 2 New Honors in Early 2017

The honors continue to roll in for Professor Charles Eastman, who has joint appointments in the School of Architecture and the School of Interactive Computing.

Eastman, founder and former director of the Digital Building Lab, is considered a pioneer in computer-aided design and is one of the originators of building information modeling (BIM).

In January, the Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC) selected Eastman as the 2016-17 recipient of its highest honor, the ARCC James Haecker Award for Distinguished Leadership in Architectural Research.

On its website, the organization said “this award recognizes an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the growth of the research culture of architecture and related fields."

In that same month, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) honored Eastman with its “2017 Computing in Civil Engineering Award for his extraordinary leadership in the advancement of computing in civil engineering through academic research, project application, and Society service.”

In the fall of 2016, Eastman received the 2016 Society Award of Excellence presented by the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA).

According to ACADIA, “This award honors Professor Eastman’s seminal role in founding and leading ACADIA in its earliest years, his pioneering work in the area of Building Information Modeling, Parametric Design, Collaborative Design, Visualization and Fabrication, and many other achievements. His influence in the field of digital design is second to none.”

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