Kogan receives innovation award by AIA for using architecture to help address social justice issues

University of Utah. S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Terry Kogan received the American Institute of Architects (AIA) honorable mention innovation award for Practice-based or Academic Research, Curriculum or Applied Technology Development for his group project called Stalled!

“Stalled! takes as its point of departure national debates surrounding transgender access to public restrooms to address the design consequences of an urgent social justice issue: the need to create safe, sustainable and inclusive public restrooms for everyone, irrespective of age, gender, religion and disability. Using an innovate methodology that assembles a cross-disciplinary research team of architects, transgender historians, and legal scholars, Stalled! explores the question of all gender restrooms from a cultural, political and legal perspective. Our mission is to create viable economical restroom guidelines and prototypes for retrofit and new construction projects that can be adopted and deployed across the United States.”


The Innovation Awards recognize the exemplary use and implementation of innovative technologies and progressive practices among architects and designers, their collaborators, and their clients, in support of the design, delivery and operation of buildings or research in practice and academia.