The University of New Mexico School of Architecture + Planning (SA+P) is currently accepting nominations for the 2024 On the Brinck Book Awards. Created by UNM SA+P Dean Robert Alexander González in 2020, this annual competition honors contemporary and emerging values in design by celebrating books that offer new perspectives and resonate with the formative writings of J.B. Jackson.

The selection criteria for the awards are drawn directly from Jackson’s enlightened approach to scholarship: emphasizing new and overlooked areas of study, challenging existing scholarship, appealing to a broad readership, and integrating the allied disciplines of planning, architecture, landscape architecture, and design. Past awardees have expanded design discourse on a diverse range of topics including the architecture of disability, afforestation campaigns, cultural biases in design, and Indigenous approaches to community-making.

Anyone may nominate a book published within the last four years via this form before June 1, 2024. A minimum of three winning books will be announced in the fall of 2024, and the awarded authors will be invited to lecture at the UNM School of Architecture + Planning.

Learn more about the awards here and contact with any questions.