by Anna Marcum
The Center for Architecture is pleased to announce the four 2020 recipients of the annual Douglas Haskell Award for Student Journals. The Haskell Award 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, an editor of Architectural Forum from 1949 to 1964, where he was very influential in stopping the demolition of Grand Central Station. Congratulations to the 2020 recipients:
Prometheus: Journal of the PhD Program in Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology ($2,000)
Prometheus is a peer-reviewed journal that showcases research-in-progress presented during an international symposium organized annually by students in the Illinois Institute of Technology’s PhD Program in Architecture. Each year, PhD candidates organize the symposium and serve as guest editors for the journal. The experience gained from the curatorial, organizational, and editorial challenges and opportunities associated with hosting a symposium and editing the journal serve students when they enter academia and professional practice.
Prometheus’s student editors are Mohammed Alkhabbaz and Saad AlGhamdi (Issue n. 1), Dan Costa Baciu (Issue n. 2), Narjes Abbasabadi (Issue n. 3), and Mehdi Ashayeri and Ezgi Bay (Issue n. 4), with Marcos Petroli contributing to issues 1-3. The primary faculty advisor is Michelangelo Sabatino, PhD.
ISSUE XXVI, The University of Texas at Austin ($2,000)
ISSUE is the experimental, student-run annual publication of student work at the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture. Each iteration of ISSUE is tasked with capturing the essence of the school and its eight disciplines over the course of the school year. There is full turnover in staff for each edition of the journal. ISSUE XXVI focuses on conflict: the tensions between different disciplines in the school, architects’ solutions to social problems, and the philosophical and pedagogical shift occurring in architecture schools. ISSUE XXVI includes projects from undergraduate and graduate students in architecture, landscape architecture, interior architecture and design, community and regional planning, and urban design.
ISSUE XXVI’s main student editors are Ian Amen, Heather Corcoran, and Robert Anderson. The primary faculty advisor is Jeff Evelyn.
The BAC Journal, Boston Architectural College ($500)
The BAC Journal is the Boston Architectural College (BAC)’s first institutional student journal. The BAC Journal was launched in December 2019 to raise the visibility of work emerging from BAC, an open-admissions and practice-based college whose student body encompasses a substantial number of first-generation students, underrepresented ethnic groups, and international students. The BAC received designation as a Federal Title III institution in 2013, which has successfully enabled the College to develop programs to support underrepresented populations. At the same time, the limited infrastructure to support effective learning, including the lack of designated studio space has presented challenges for students of diverse backgrounds to share design work and to build studio culture, which are integral to design learning.
The primary student editors for The BAC Journal are Yiran Shu, Alexandre Costa, and Komila Rakhimova. The main faculty advisor is Yoonjee Koh.
The Charrette, Tulane University ($500)
The Charrette is a student-run editorial and graphic publication at the Tulane School of Architecture. The publication seeks to explore representation, interactive installations, film, and other aspects of design through architecture, art, and writing. The editorial staff is comprised of students from all years who foster a collaborative studio culture and a supportive artistic environment. The Charrette encourages students to step back from their desks and consider the ways in which an architectural education influences their perception of the world beyond architecture school. Work featured in The Charrette is by undergraduate and graduate students, along with some faculty, highlighting a variety of skills and interests. A unique characteristic of The Charrette is the exclusive use of a risograph printer as an environmentally sustainable print publication. 2020 marks the tenth anniversary of The Charrette.
The primary student editors for The Charrette are Caroline Garfield and Seth Laskin. The faculty advisor is Wendy Redfield.