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Despina Stratigakos' book receives Kostof Book Award

by David J. Hill | May 09, 2022

A UB architectural historian’s acclaimed book on Nazi efforts to build a model “Aryan” society in Norway during World War II has been recognized by the Society of Architectural Historians.

The book, “Hitler’s Northern Utopia: Building the New Order in Occupied Norway,” by Despina Stratigakos, vice provost for inclusive excellence and a professor of architecture, School of Architecture and Planning, received the Spiro Kostof Book Award from the Society of Architectural Historians.

The organization announced the recipients of its 2022 Publication Awards at its conference in Pittsburgh on April 28, recognizing the most distinguished publications in architectural history, urban history, landscape history, preservation and architectural exhibition catalogues.

The Spiro Kostof Book Award was introduced in 1993 in recognition of the career of its namesake, a professor of architectural history at the University of California at Berkeley and host of the public television series “America by Design.”

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Despina Stratigakos initially joined SAH in 1997.  She chaired the Annual Conference Local Committee in Buffalo, NY in 2013.  She has also received a JSAH Opler Publishing Grant in 2004, and the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation Travel Fellowship in 2006.  


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