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Fall 2020 Lecture Week

September 21 begins Lecture Week for Jeff Day this Fall. First, on September 21 Jeff will kick off the fall lecture series at the University of Tennessee Knoxville College of Architecture + Design: Then on September 22 Jeff gives a talk for the AIA East Tennessee Chapter, and on Thursday, September 24 he presents a … Continued

The Grocery wins 2019 AIA Central States Design Award

The Grocery won a 2019 AIA Central States Merit Award in the Unbuilt Category. The award was announced in St. Louis on October 11, 2019. tHe Grocery is a project of FACT & Actual Architecture Co. for the Sandhills Institute to convert a mid-century era grocery store to support temporary exhibitions, public meetings, lectures, casual … Continued

Jeffrey L. Day is elevated to Fellowship in the AIA

On June 7, 2019 Jeff was invested as a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) at the convention in Las Vegas. The AIA elevated 115 member-architects to its prestigious College of Fellows, an honor awarded to members who have made significant contributions to the architecture profession. The fellowship program was developed to elevate … Continued

FACT & Bemis Sound profiled on Nebraska Today

Nebraska Today has profiled FACT’s on going project with the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts to create facilities for the new Sound Art and Experimental Music Program. Follow this link to the story and video.

The Grocery wins a 2019 P/A Award

The Grocery, a collaboration with Actual Architecture Co., is winner of a 2019 Progressive Architecture Citation Award from Architect Magazine, and the cover feature. This is the first P/A Award for FACT and Actual Architecture Co., and the first major award for The Grocery. The project was one of 10 selected from over 200 submissions. … Continued

Sound Art and Experimental Music Residency Program

The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, a long-time FACT partner has publicly announced a Mellon Foundation grant to support our current on-going project, the Sound Art and Experimental Music Residency Program. FACT is working artist & carpenter Sean Ward, musicians, sound engineers, mechanical experts, and the Bemis staff to design and realize a performance venue, … Continued

FACT website featured by Communication Arts

Communication Arts magazine featured www.factlab.org as one of it’s webpicks, see the feature here. The new website is based on the original www.actual.ac web template created by South Bend Design and modified by Justin Kemerling Design. The FACT website has a long scrolling homepage, designed by Kemerling, that shows off its less formal nature with project … Continued

Archinect Profiles Actual Architecture Co.

As part of its ongoing feature series “Small Studio Snapshot” the popular architecture website Archinect has published an interview with Jeffrey L. Day and a profile on Actual Architecture Co. The story highlights the connection between Actual and FACT. Check out the story here…

Bemis Gardens Wins ACSA Design Award

Bemis Gardens (2011) has been recognized with a ACSA 2016 Collaborative Practice Award. The Collaborative Practice Award honors the best practices in school-based community outreach programs. See the Bemis Gardens project page for details.

Emerging Voices 2016

The Architectural League of New York selected Jeffrey L. Day and E.B. Min for the 34th annual Emerging Voices award – one of the most coveted awards in North American architecture. The Architectural League’s annual Emerging Voices Award spotlights North American individuals and firms with distinct design “voices” that have the potential to influence the disciplines … Continued