Zach Violette has won the Spiro Kostof Book Award

The Society of Architectural Historians has just announced that Zach Violette’s book has won the Spiro Kostof Book Award. This award honors “interdisciplinary studies of urban history that make the greatest contribution to our understanding of the growth and development of cities.” Engaging with the topic of American urban housing, the book focuses on the design strategies of immigrant and working class actors aimed at establishing comfortable, affordable and ornamented lodgings in times when mass housing was controlled by the private sector. More information about the book is available here.

Zach Violette teaches thesis writing in the MFA Industrial Design Program.