by Center for Architecture
The Center for Architecture is pleased to announce the five recipients of the 2021 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 criticism among future professionals. The award is named for architectural journalist and editor Douglas Haskell, an editor at Architectural Forum from 1949 to 1964, during which he was very influential in stopping the demolition of Grand Central Station.
The conferred the 2021 Haskell Award on two journals:
Plat 9.0 Commit, Rice University School of Architecture ($1,750)
PLAT is an independent architecture journal produced by students at Rice University’s School of Architecture, stimulating conversations between design, production, and theory. It operates in a call-and-response format by curating professional and academic work into an open and evolving dialogue that progresses from issue to issue. PLAT is a speculative catalyst for architectural discourse, a platform on which important issues in architecture can be addressed and advanced.
PLAT’s Editors-in-Chief are Sebastián López Cardozo and Lauren Phillips. Additional student members include Carolyn Francis (Design Director), Mai Okimoto (Managing Editor), Elina Chen (Development Director), and Harish Krishnamoorthy (Lead Copy-Editor). The primary faculty advisor is Reto Geiser.
Infra-Structures, Northeastern University School of Architecture ($1,750)
Infra-Structures is the first publication run by undergraduate students from Northeastern University’s School of Architecture. Its title alludes to the role of Ruggles Architecture Studio at Northeastern as both a physical piece of Boston’s infrastructure and a hub for the development of the School of Architecture student community. Precious few architecture schools emphasize the open, egalitarian nature of the studio, and fewer yet encourage the mixing and mingling that is such a hallmark of Northeastern’s program. Conceived amidst the spatial and social isolation of the pandemic, this publication serves as an extension of the Northeastern Architecture ethos, mediating the culture of presentation and collaboration beyond the walls of the studio.
The journal was conceived of and produced by Northeastern University architecture students. Sterling Yun served as editor-in-chief. Primary faculty advisors were Ang Li and Amanda Lawrence.
Three other journals were recognized with Honorable Mentions:
Carolina Planning Journal: The White Problem in Planning (Issue 46), University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Department of City and Regional Planning ($500)
Carolina Planning Journal, the oldest student-run planning journal in the country, works at the intersection of practice and academia to inform praxis around pressing planning issues. The journal is housed in the Department of City and Regional Planning at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and produces an annual print publication as well as weekly content via its blog, Angles. All content is edited by undergraduate, master’s, or PhD students in the Department of City and Regional Planning or other related departments at the university. Volume 46 of the journal was released in June 2021 with a print run of 850 copies. The journal is also release the online at the start of the subsequent academic year so that interested readers can access the content digitally and free of charge.
The Editor-in-Chief for Issue 46 was Will Curran-Groome. The primary faculty advisor is Andrew Whittemore.
PATIO, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation ($500)
PATIO is a hybrid student journal, comprised of a digital platform and printed publication. The mission of the journal is twofold: to amplify the voices of Latino/a designers in the United States and to connect them with global practitioners whose work addresses critical issues of the Latin American built environment. The platform will thrive on the diversity of its contributors, students at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, who will meet “en el Patio” to carry out open discussions from an intersectional perspective. Every year, PATIO will select an overarching topic that speaks to the lived experience of its student editors and contributes to the broader project of decolonizing the architectural curriculum. The first issue’s topic is Alterity, a critical framework that facilitates the acknowledgment of the “other” as a singular, subjective person.
PATIO’s student editors are Alice Fang, Osvaldo Delbrey, Gustavo Lopez Mendoza, Ines Yupanqui, Juan Sebastian Moreno, Luis Miguel Pizano-Andrade, and Maru Perez Benavides. Its primary faculty advisor is Luis E. Carranza.
PLOT Volume 9: Top Down Bottom Up, City College of New York Spitzer School of Architecture ($500)
The annual landscape architecture journal PLOT is curated, edited, and produced by a team of second-year graduate students in the Master of Landscape Architecture program at the Bernard & Anne Spitzer School of Architecture at the City College of New York, with the support of a faculty coordinator. The journal is conceived as a thematic platform for critical writing and design exploration and encourages collaborative discussion around a contemporary theme selected each year by the student editors. PLOT explores emergent landscape phenomena and considers innovative design thinking on the urban landscape.
PLOT’s student editors are Kayla Conroy, Brandon Loo, Catherine Priolet, and Jeffrey Schneider. The primary faculty advisor is Catherine Seavitt Nordenson.