by Victoria Pittl
The Center for Architecture is pleased to announce the 2019 recipient of the Walter A. Hunt, Jr. Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to a high school senior attending a New York City public or charter school who plans to pursue an undergraduate degree in architecture at a NAAB-accredited school within the US. The recipient will receive $10,000 per year for the first two years of study to subsidize their college tuition and related costs.
The rigorous application process included essays, letters of recommendation, and a portfolio submission. Four finalists were then interviewed by the scholarship jury comprising: Judy Hunt, wife of Walter Hunt; Keith Frome Rosen, AIA; Madeline Burke-Vigeland, AIA; Joshua Katz, AIA; and Leslie Jabs, AIA, all of Gensler.
After careful consideration, Reginald Huggins, a 2019 graduate of Williamsburg High School for Architecture and Design was selected as the recipient of the Walter A. Hunt, Jr. Scholarship. Huggins’ remarkable skills displayed in his portfolio, as well as and his thoughtfulness and commitment towards the discipline and his community stood out from among the other applicants. During the interview, the jury was impressed with the breadth of Huggins’ interests and passions. In the fall, Huggins will begin the five-year B. Arch program at Howard University. We look forward to following him along his education and career.
The Walter A. Hunt, Jr. scholarship is awarded annually; the next submission deadline is May 15, 2020.