The inaugural EarthShare Fellowship has been awarded by the Architecture Foundation of Georgia (AFGA) to Quinpeng Wang, a PhD candidate studying sustainable design and construction at the College of Architecture at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech).
To qualify for the EarthShare award a student must demonstrate exemplary accomplishments in academic coursework and research in the advancement of sustainable design and building practices, the extension and application of which shows strong promise for positive future impacts for society.
Marci B. Reed, former Executive Director of the Architecture Foundation of Georgia, and Robert E. Reed III, her husband and a graduate of the Georgia Tech Architecture Program, established the EarthShare fund to support the work of AFGA, further Georgia Tech’s effort to educate future leaders in sustainable design and raise awareness of EarthShare, the national nonprofit federation supporting environmental charities.
Speaking at the awards ceremony Mrs. Reed said “We know that the way we design, build and plan our communities impacts the health of people and the planet. My husband’s work in this area is the inspiration behind this award.”
Robert Reed works for Southface, an EarthShare member organization, as the Director of Residential and Community Sustainability Services. Marci Reed is Chief Development and Communications Officer at Southface, and is past Chair and current Treasurer of EarthShare.
About AFGA: Formed in 1971, the Architecture Foundation of Georgia, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, exists to improve and enhance educational opportunities in the field of architecture, and to communicate and support the value of architecture in the community.
About EarthShare: EarthShare is a national nonprofit federation with more than 25 years of experience in connecting people and workplaces with effective ways to support critical environmental causes. Thanks to EarthShare supporters, more than $300 million has been raised for nearly 600 international, national and state-based charities that protect our air, land, water and wildlife.
About the College of Architecture at Georgia Tech: The College of Architecture at Georgia Tech is an internationally recognized center for design thinking and pedagogy that takes full advantage of its location in a leading technological university. The College is playing the leading role in the development of an Institute-wide interdisciplinary initiative that fosters design thinking and innovation across the campus.
About Southface: Southface is the Southeast's nonprofit leader in the promotion of sustainable homes, workplaces and communities through education, research, advocacy and technical assistance.