House Designed by SoA Professor Wins AIA NC Merit Award

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Assistant Professor of Architecture Marc Manack, AIA, has received a 2018 Merit Award from American Institute of Architects North Carolina (AIA NC) for the Hillside Rock House, designed by his practice, SILO AR+D. The award was one of 14 given at the 2018 AIA NC Design Conference on October 18 in Durham, N.C. More than 120 projects were submitted for consideration.

The Hillside Rock House is in Fayetteville, Ark., and is described by SILO AR+D: "The Hillside Rock House is located on a dramatically sloping three-quarter acre wooded site. The house is designed as an abstract geologic outcropping whose form emerges from physical transformation in response to the desire to provide distinct views from each main living space."

Manack founded SILO AR+D with Frank Jacobus, and the architecture, research, and design practice operates in North Carolina, Arkansas, and Ohio. SILO AR+D's work has been featured in prominent publications and has won numerous awards.  In 2018, SILO AR+D was recognized as a Next Progessive by Architect Magazine.