• Dan Rockhill

    Credit: Courtesy Rockhill and Associates

    Dan Rockhill
Founder of Studio 804, University of Kansas’ graduate student design/build program for affordable housing, and principal of Kansas-based architecture firm Rockhill and Associates, Dan Rockhill was a finalist for the Cooper-Hewitt’s 2011 National Design Awards in the category of Architecture Design. Recently listed as one of the ra50, named Top Firm in our 2006 Leadership Awards, and winner of several residential architect Design Awards (including the 2006 Project of the Year), Rockhill’s design and education endeavors have long been lauded by our editors as well as his design peers.

“His Kansas-based firm, Rockhill and Associates, is tightly bound to the milieu and culture of the local region,” states the awards committee, which went on to commend Rockhill’s “Spartan aesthetics, frugal methods, and relationship to nature.”  The other finalist is Seattle-based Weiss/Manfredi, and New York’s Architecture Research Office is the 2011 winner. Click here to see all of the 2001 National Design Award winners and finalists.