April 03, 2013

Asst. Professor Yutaka Sho wins Brunner Grant

Syracuse Architecture Assistant Professor Yutaka Sho, co-founder of General Architecture Collaborative (GAC), was awarded this year’s Arnold Brunner Grant from the New York Center for Architecture for her project entitled “Sustainable Housing in Rwanda”.

The grant will allow GAC to build a full prototype home in Masoro, and will represent the first implementation of Earthbags as a construction technique in Rwanda, adding a low-cost, low-carbon footprint and low-tech housing option to an environment with serious housing needs.