Practitioner, author and celebrated educator Robert Greenstreet, Intl. Assoc. AIA, has been awarded the 2013 AIA/ACSA Topaz Medallion for Excellence in Architectural Education. Greentstreet – one of the longest-serving architecture deans in North America – has influenced countless students and architects throughout his 35-year career. He has taught a five schools of architecture in the United Kingdom and the United States, as well as spent 20 years as dean at the School of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM).
In March, Greenstreet will be awarded the medallion at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) annual meeting in San Francisco. The AIA will also recognize him at the 2013 AIA National Convention and Design Exposition in Denver in June.
Greenstreet has devoted his career to fostering connections between academia and professional practice. In addition to instructing thousands of students, Greenstreet has held numerous positions at UWM, including assistant vice chancellor and deputy chancellor for campus and urban design; he also served as 1995–96 president of the ACSA. In 1998, he received the ACSA’s Distinguished Professor Award and was named one of the “Most Admired Educators” of 2010 by DesignIntelligence. Greenstreet has authored or co-authored seven books devoted to various areas of professional practice, with a particular focus on architecture and the law.