Congratulations to Elizabeth Grant for receiving the Albert L. Sturm Award for Excellence in Research from the Mu of Virginia Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Elizabeth receives this award by unanimous vote of the review committee for her book, "Integrating Building Performance with Design: An Architecture Student's Guidebook." The review committee was "impressed by the substantial research that so clearly went into the book through [her] case studies of buildings and careful blending of published secondary scholarship, professional publications, and writings of architects and philosophers." They also found that she drew quite effectively on her own practical experience as an architect and thought she did a masterful job of integrating illustrations into her narrative.

Elizabeth received her award at the spring commencement ceremony for Phi Beta Kappa initiates earlier today.