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August 10, 2016
by Morgan Watson
The cover of the winning student journal sofA from Woodbury University in Burbank, CA. Courtesy of Woodbury University.
A spread from the winning student journal sofA.Courtesy of Woodbury University.

The Center for Architecture is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2016 Douglas Haskell Award for Student Journals. This year, the Scholarship Committee granted the award to sofA, the undergraduate and graduate journal of Woodbury University in Burbank, CA. 

This is sofA’s inaugural issue. The journal was initiated by a group of architecture students who were interested in showing what is happening at Woodbury, once described as the “best architecture school you have never heard of.” The journal is designed, produced, and managed by students for students and faculty of Woodbury, as well as architects and professionals in Southern California and beyond.

The Scholarship Committee also named two Honorable Mentions: The Thinking Architect from the University of North Carolina in Charlotte (UNCC); and PLOT4: WASTE STREAM from the City College of New York in New York City. The Thinking Architect is maintained by faculty and students in UNCC’s School of Architecture. The publication presents essays on the history and criticism of the built environment, focusing locally on issues in the Piedmont region, as well as architecture culture nationally and internationally. Read more about The Thinking Architect’s inaugural issue here.

PLOT is an annual landscape architecture journal that is curated, edited, and produced by a team of graduate students in their second year of the Master of Landscape Architecture program at the City College of New York. The fourth and latest issue of PLOT, “reveals the many interpretations of waste stream, from culture to terraforming to rethinking our own health and that of our planet.” Read more about PLOT Volume 4: WASTE STREAM.

The Douglas Haskell Award for Student Journals was founded to encourage student journalism on architecture, planning, and related subjects, and to foster regard for intelligent criticism among future professionals. The award is named for architectural journalist and editor Douglas Haskell, who is best known for being the editor of Architectural Forum from 1949 to 1964, where he was very influential in stopping the demolition of Grand Central Station. The $2,000 Haskell Award is granted annually; for more information, visit our website.

The next Center for Architecture | AIANY grant deadline is for the Stewardson Keefe LeBrun Travel Grant on 11.1.16. The Lebrun Travel Grant was established to further the personal and professional development of an architect in early or mid-career through travel. For application details as well as information regarding other awards that the Center for Architecture offers, please visit the Center for Architecture’s website.

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