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Rachel Dickey, Brunner Grant recipient for "Architectural Acoustic Solutions for the Everyday". Image: Courtesy of Rachel Dickey and University of North Carolina, Charlotte.
Rachel Dickey, Brunner Grant recipient for "Architectural Acoustic Solutions for the Everyday". Image: Courtesy of Rachel Dickey and University of North Carolina, Charlotte.
"Architectural Acoustic Solutions for the Everyday" by Rachel Dickey. Image: Sound Pavilion, courtesy of Rachel Dickey and University of North Carolina, Charlotte.
"Architectural Acoustic Solutions for the Everyday" by Rachel Dickey. Image: Sound Pavilion, courtesy of Rachel Dickey and University of North Carolina, Charlotte.
"Architectural Acoustic Solutions for the Everyday" by Rachel Dickey. Image: Woven Acoustic Facade, courtesy of Rachel Dickey and University of North Carolina, Charlotte.
"Architectural Acoustic Solutions for the Everyday" by Rachel Dickey. Image: Woven Acoustic Facade, courtesy of Rachel Dickey and University of North Carolina, Charlotte.
"Architectural Acoustic Solutions for the Everyday" by Rachel Dickey. Image: Reconfigurable Molds, courtesy of Rachel Dickey and University of North Carolina, Charlotte.
"Architectural Acoustic Solutions for the Everyday" by Rachel Dickey. Image: Reconfigurable Molds, courtesy of Rachel Dickey and University of North Carolina, Charlotte.
Ivi Diamantopoulou, Jaffer Kolb, and Samuel Stewart-Halevy, Brunner recipients for "Testbeds: Mockups for Public Space." Photo: Courtesy of New Affiliates with Samuel Stewart-Halevy.
Ivi Diamantopoulou, Jaffer Kolb, and Samuel Stewart-Halevy, Brunner recipients for "Testbeds: Mockups for Public Space." Photo: Courtesy of New Affiliates with Samuel Stewart-Halevy.
"Testbeds: Mockups for Public Space" by Ivi Diamantopoulou, Jaffer Kolb, and Samuel Steward-Halevy. Image: Testbeds Diagram, courtesy of New Affiliates with Sam Stewart-Halevy.
"Testbeds: Mockups for Public Space" by Ivi Diamantopoulou, Jaffer Kolb, and Samuel Steward-Halevy. Image: Testbeds Diagram, courtesy of New Affiliates with Sam Stewart-Halevy.
"Testbeds: Mockups for Public Space" by Ivi Diamantopoulou, Jaffer Kolb, and Samuel Steward-Halevy. Image: Testbeds Front View, courtesy of New Affiliates with Sam Stewart-Halevy.
"Testbeds: Mockups for Public Space" by Ivi Diamantopoulou, Jaffer Kolb, and Samuel Steward-Halevy. Image: Testbeds Front View, courtesy of New Affiliates with Sam Stewart-Halevy.
"Testbeds: Mockups for Public Space" by Ivi Diamantopoulou, Jaffer Kolb, and Samuel Steward-Halevy. Image: Testbeds Greenhouse, courtesy of New Affiliates with Sam Stewart-Halevy.
"Testbeds: Mockups for Public Space" by Ivi Diamantopoulou, Jaffer Kolb, and Samuel Steward-Halevy. Image: Testbeds Greenhouse, courtesy of New Affiliates with Sam Stewart-Halevy.
Rosalyne Shieh, AIA, NCARB, Brunner recipient for "Listening So We Might See: Architecture and Oral History in Taiwan." Image: Courtesy of Rosalyne Shieh and SCHAUM/SHIEH Architects.
Rosalyne Shieh, AIA, NCARB, Brunner recipient for "Listening So We Might See: Architecture and Oral History in Taiwan." Image: Courtesy of Rosalyne Shieh and SCHAUM/SHIEH Architects.
Peter Zuspan, AIA, Brunner recipient for "Performance of Shame: The Desegregation Renovations of Downtown Atlanta." Image: Courtesy Peter Zuspan and Bureau V Architecture.
Peter Zuspan, AIA, Brunner recipient for "Performance of Shame: The Desegregation Renovations of Downtown Atlanta." Image: Courtesy Peter Zuspan and Bureau V Architecture.
"Performance of Shame: The Desegregation Renovations of Downtown Atlanta" by Peter Zuspan, AIA. Image: “Gleaming escalators transport some passengers” (original caption), photograph by
"Performance of Shame: The Desegregation Renovations of Downtown Atlanta" by Peter Zuspan, AIA. Image: “Gleaming escalators transport some passengers” (original caption), photograph by Charles Pugh of the lobby of the Bank of Georgia Building, published in the Atlanta Journal & Constitution, April 2, 1961.
Image of the cover of Carolina Planning Journal: The White Problem in Planning, featuring a color-manipulated photo of a railroad track and some trees.
Honorable Mention: Carolina Planning Journal: The White Problem in Planning (Issue 46), University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Department of City and Regional Planning.
Image of a map included in PLAT 9.0.
Haskell Winner: PLAT 9.0 Commit, Rice University School of Architecture.
Image of a spread from PLOT Volume 9, featuring an image of electric appliance that reads, "Electricity: The more you use, the chapter it gets."
Honorable Mention: PLOT Volume 9: Top Down Bottom Up, City College of New York Spitzer School of Architecture.
Image of a spread from PATIO, featuring an interview with Tatiana Bilbao.
Honorable Mention: PATIO, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.
Image of a page from Infra-Structure, featuring responses to the question, "Show us your favorite piece of non-studio work you've made since the start of the pandemic." Responses include chocolate chip cookies, a pencil drawing of a paper bag, and a collage.
Haskell Winner: Infra-Structures, Northeastern University School of Architecture.

By the close of 2021 the Center for Architecture, in partnership with AIA New York, will award $192,500 to students and early and mid-career architects through its robust Grants and Scholarships program. In recent years, the Center for Architecture has expanded its program to provide more scholarships to a broader range of students interested in the study of architecture and award more funding to professionals working on impactful projects that further the research and study of architecture.

The Center for Architecture’s Grants and Scholarships program is an important platform to make architecture education available to all and diversify research in architecture, while connecting students and emerging professionals to AIANY members and programs. Awardees frequently present the products of their research grants at the Center for Architecture for AIANY members and the interested public.

 

POST-PROFESSIONAL GRANTS

Arnold W. Brunner Grant for Architectural Research ($50,000)
The Arnold W. Brunner Grant is awarded to mid-career architects for advanced study in any area of architectural investigation that will contribute to the knowledge, teaching, or practice of the art and science of architecture. Projects are judged based on their engagement with contemporary local and global architectural issues and the usefulness of the research’s end product. The 2021 recipients were:

  • Jaffer Kolb, Ivi Diamantopolou, and Samuel Stewart-Halevy (New York, NY), awarded $15,000 for “TestBeds: Mockups for Public Space”
  • Rachel Dickey (Charlotte, NC), awarded $15,000 for “Architectural Acoustic Solutions for the Everyday”
  • Rosalyne Shieh, AIA, NCARB (Brooklyn, NY), awarded $15,000 for “Listening So We Might See: Architecture and Oral History in Taiwan”
  • Peter Zuspan, AIA (Brooklyn, NY), awarded $5,000 for “The Performance of Shame: The Desegregation Renovations of Downtown Atlanta”

The Center for Architecture plans to collaborate with the recipients to create on-site programming at the completion of their projects.

The Arnold W. Brunner Grant provides single or multiple awards of up to $15,000 each. Applications for the 2022 cycle are due February 1, 2022.

Stewardson Keefe LeBrun Travel Grant ($50,000)
Originally conceived as a fund to provide architects with the experience of a European Grand Tour, the Stewardson Keefe LeBrun Travel Grant now provides early or mid-career architects with the opportunity to explore unique travel research topics around the world.

2021 recipients, who will be announced in January 2022, received a total of $50,000 to pursue their research.

2021 recipients will carry out their research throughout the course of 2022 and may present their projects at the Center for Architecture upon completion.

The Stewardson Keefe LeBrun Travel Grant provides single or multiple awards of up to $25,000 in total each year.  Applications for the 2022 cycle are are due November 10, 2022.

 

STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

Center for Architecture Design Scholarship ($15,000)
The Center for Architecture’s namesake scholarship is targeted at students seeking their first professional degree in architecture or a related design discipline from an accredited school within New York State. The dean or chair of the architectural school or accredited design program may invite up to two students from their respective college or university to apply, based on their academic performance and evidence of financial need. 2021 recipients were:

  • Ava Sierra Heckman, awarded $7,500 toward a Master of Architecture, Columbia GSAPP
  • Abby Stein, awarded $7,500 toward a Master of Architecture in Landscape Architecture, City College of New York

The Center for Architecture Design Scholarship offers single or multiple awards of up to $7,500. Applications for the 2022 cycle are due March 21, 2022.

 

Allwork Scholarship ($37,500)
The Allwork Scholarship supports architecture students with demonstrated financial need seeking their first professional degree in architecture or a related design discipline from an accredited school within New York State. In order to apply for this award, students must be nominated by the dean or chair of the school of architecture in which they are currently studying. 2021 recipients of this merit-based scholarship are:

  • Sanjana Lahiri, awarded $7,500 for Bachelor of Architecture, The Cooper Union
  • Michael Sluchevsky, awarded $7,500 toward a Bachelor of Architecture, The Cooper Union
  • Lucia Song, awarded $7,500 toward a Master of Architecture, Columbia GSAPP
  • Carlos Blanco, awarded $7,500 toward a Master of Architecture, Yale University
  • Denice Guillermo, awarded $7,500 toward a Master of Architecture, SUNY Buffalo

The Allwork Scholarship offers multiple awards of up to $7,500 each, with the potential of an honors grant of up to $10,000. Applications for the 2022 cycle are due March 21, 2022.

 

Walter A. Hunt, Jr. Scholarship ($45,000)
Founded to promote and encourage the study of architecture by New York City public high school students, the Walter A. Hunt, Jr. Scholarship provides a two-year scholarship to supplement tuition and related costs during their freshman and sophomore years at a NAAB-accredited school of architecture in New York State. The scholarship honors Hunt’s dedication to the field of architecture and his wish to specifically support New York City public high school students. The 2021 recipients of the award were:

  • Nozima Nurullaeva, a graduate of Stuyvesant High School, awarded $20,000 toward a Bachelor of Architecture at the Pratt Institute
  • Brittanie Chen, a graduate of Brooklyn Technical High School, awarded $20,000 toward a Bachelor of Architecture at Cornell University
  • Md Hoque, a graduate of Stuyvesant High School, awarded $5,000 toward a Bachelor of Architecture at Syracuse University.

The Walter A. Hunt, Jr. Scholarship awards $20,000 annually, to be dispersed over the recipient’s freshman and sophomore years of college. Applications for the 2022 cycle are due June 17, 2022.

 

Douglas Haskell Award for Student Journals ($5,000)
The Douglas Haskell Award for Student Journals supports student journalism on architecture, planning, and related subjects, and fosters regard for intelligent criticism among future professionals. The award is not intended as a prize for individuals, but to support the ongoing publication of student-edited journals whose subject matter pertains to architectural design, history, and theory. The 2021 Douglass Haskell Award recipients were:

  • PLAT, an independent journal produced by students at Rice University Architecture, awarded $1,750
  • Infra-Structures, the new student journal of the Northeastern University School of Architecture, awarded $1,750

2021 honorable mentions were given to:

  • Carolina Planning Journal of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, the oldest student-run planning journal in the United States, awarded $500
  • PATIO, a student journal of the Columbia GSAPP that amplifies voices of Latinx designers, awarded $500
  • PLOT, produced by the City College of New York Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture, awarded $500.

The Douglas Haskell Award offers single or multiple awards of up to $5,000. Applications for the 2022 cycle are due June 17, 2022.

 

Thank you to the 2021 Grants and Scholarships Committee:
Barry Bergdoll, Hon. AIANY, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation
Catherine S. Seavitt Nordenson, AIA, Catherine Seavitt Studio
Carol Loewenson, FAIA, LEED AP, Mitchell Giurgola
Eve B. Klein, Assoc. AIA, User Design Information Group, The Graduate Center, CUNY
Gia Wolff, AIA, NOMA, NCARB, Cooper Union
Hilary M. Sample, FAIA, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation, MOS
Kimberly Yao, AIA, Architecture Research Office, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation
Nina Cooke-John, AIA, Studio Cooke John, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation
Sara Lopergolo, FAIA, Selldorf Architects
Sharon E. Sutton, FAIA, PhD, University of Washington

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