UNCG Campus Weekly

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Travis Hicks

Photo of Travis HicksTravis Hicks (Interior Architecture) and Interior Architecture took First Place in the 2014 Awards for Excellence from the Council for Interior Design Accreditation. This award recognizes and celebrates outstanding practices that advance the cause of excellence in interior design education.

Hicks, director of the Center for Community-Engaged Design and assistant professor in the Interior Architecture Department, submitted the entry “Impacting a Campus…Engaging the Community,” which was a team effort with colleagues from UNCG. The entry documents how UNCG’s Center for Community-Engaged Design (CC-ED) conducts community outreach to extend the teaching environment and encourage students to be civic-minded and committed to creating socially relevant and engaged design for the public good. Hicks’ team received a $5,000 award in recognition of this honor. Hicks notes that everyone in the department has contributed to the success of the Center for Community-Engaged Design. To date, the Center for Community-Engaged Design has engaged 125 UNCG students, faculty, and staff in at least 10 community-engaged projects, collaborating with over 100 community partners, to generate over 2,750 person hours of community engagement through the design of the built environment in and around Greensboro. See related video at http://vimeo.com/117318683.