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June 6, 2018
by Elana Grossman
The winners of the 2018 Douglas Haskell Award for Student Journals.
PLOT, published by City College of New York. Courtesy of City College of New York.
Dichotomy, published by the University of Detroit Mercy. Courtesy of University of Detroit Mercy.
Agora Journal of Urban Planning and Design, published by the University of Michigan. Courtesy University of Michigan.

The Center for Architecture is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 Douglas Haskell Award for Student Journals. This year, the Scholarship Committee granted awards to:

Dichotomy, published by the University of Detroit Mercy.
PLOT, published by City College of New York.
Agora Journal of Urban Planning and Design, published by the University of Michigan.

Each journal received an award of $2,000.

Dichotomy, a student-published journal of the University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture, focuses on social justice and critical thought concerning intellectual, spiritual, ethical, and social development issues occurring in and outside of Detroit. The aim of Dichotomy is to disseminate relevant investigations conducted by students, faculty, and professionals. Read the winning issue of Dichotomy.

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 winning issue, Volume 6, examines the ephemeral phenomenon of the CLOUD, a speculation on that mass of shifting liquid masquerading as a solid.

Agora is an annual, student-run, peer-reviewed journal that is edited and produced by a team of graduate students in Taubman College’s Master of Urban and Regional Planning program at the University of Michigan. Agora, like the other journals that were selected, is deeply rooted in academia but reaches broader audiences through its blog and annual salon program. The latest volume, Semblance, speaks to the complexities inherent in planning for communities where everyone can thrive. Read more about Agora.

The Scholarship Committee also recognized two journals with Honorable Mentions: Litorum Journal from the University of Minnesota and Paprika! from Yale University.

Litorum Journal, produced by students in the Master of Landscape Architecture program at the University of Minnesota, explores, catalogs, and discusses design in the Great Lakes Region. The inaugural issue, published April 2018, includes works by local high schoolers, poets, designers, and University of Minnesota students and faculty. By including youth and non-academic dialogue, Litorum Journal strives to reach audiences that are often overlooked by traditional design publications.

Paprika!, first published in 2014, seeks to empower and encourage critical discourse among the student body of the Yale School of Architecture. The journal is published regularly and frequently, releasing between 8 and 14 issues per semester. Paprika!’s quick turnaround makes for a publication that is nimble in its response to current events and discourse. Read more about Paprika!.

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, an editor of Architectural Forum from 1949 to 1964, where he was very influential in stopping the demolition of Grand Central Station. $2,000 awards are granted annually. For more information about the Haskell Award visit our website.

The next AIA New York | Center for Architecture grant deadline is for the Stewardson Keefe LeBrun Travel Grant on November 1, 2018. 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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