The International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA), a center of Virginia Tech's College of Architecture and Urban Studies, has awarded the first annual Milka Bliznakov Honorarium to Joseph Chuo Wang, a professor of architecture at Virginia Tech.
Wang, a Blacksburg resident, has received a $1,000 research stipend for his project: a Chinese language article entitled, "The International Archive of Women in Architecture is Alive and Thriving at Virginia Tech."
Wang received a bachelor's degree from the National Cheng-Kung University in Tainan City (Republic of China), a master's degree from the University of California, Berkley, and a doctorate degree from the University of Bath (England). He was born in Suzhou, China. He is a founding member of the College of Architecture and Urban Studies and has been at Virginia Tech for 40 years.
Proposals for the Milka Bliznakov Honorarium include any original project or scholarly work that contributes to and advances the recognition of women's contributions to the design fields. The proposal must draw on materials in the International Archive of Women in Architecture collections. The intended outcome of the research-an essay, exhibition, performance piece, or other finished product-must be specified in the proposal.