October 17, 2019
October 17, 2019, New York, NY – By the close of 2019, the Center for Architecture, in partnership with AIA New York, will award $140,000 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 to award a greater amount of funding to professionals and 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. Some projects have even been developed into Center for Architecture exhibitions. This year, 2017 Stewardson Keefe LeBrun Travel Grant recipient Mark Zlotsky developed Topiary Tango, an exhibition at the Center for Architecture from July 11, 2019 to September 14, based on research he completed across Europe on the intersection between topiary and architecture. Six grants, scholarships, and awards funding travel, advanced study, student journals, or first architectural degrees are available through the Center for Architecture.
Stewardson Keefe LeBrun Travel Grant
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. 2018 recipients, who were announced in early 2019, include:
- Amanda Aman, AIA, LEED AP BD+C (Dallas, TX) awarded $10,000 for “Fragile Fields of the Arctic Circle Periphery”
- Eric Salitsky, AIA, LEED GA (Brooklyn, NY) awarded $7,500 for “Exploring the Global Phenomenon of Multifaith Spaces”
- Sandra Vivanco, AIA, SEED (San Francisco, CA) awarded $7,500 for “The Feminine and the Modern: Six Pioneer Architects in Latin America”
2018 recipients carried out their research throughout the course of 2019 and will present their projects at the Center for Architecture in Spring 2020.
The grant provides single or multiple awards of up to $25,000 in total each year. The Center for Architecture is currently accepting applications for the 2019 Stewardson Keefe LeBrun Travel Grant. Applications are due November 1, 2019.
Arnold W. Brunner Grant
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. 2019 recipients include:
- Richard W. Hayes, AIA (New York, NY) awarded $3,250 for “Build Now: Practical Training at the Architectural Association after World War II”
- Karen Kubey (Brooklyn, NY) awarded $13,000 for “Good Neighbors II”
- Katie MacDonald, Kyle Schumann, and Jonas Hauptman (Blacksburg, VA) awarded $13,000 for “Smart Cross-Laminated Bamboo”
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 2020 cycle are due February 1, 2020.
STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS
Center for Architecture Design Scholarship
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 high level of academic performance and evidence of financial need. 2019 recipients were:
- Emmet Sutton, awarded $7,500 for Bachelor of Architecture, Pratt Institute
- Sonya Feinstein, awarded $5,000 for Master of Architecture, Pratt Institute.
The Center for Architecture Design Scholarship offers single or multiple awards of up to $7,500 . Applications for the 2020 cycle are due March 15, 2020.
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. 2019 recipients of this merit-based scholarship are:
- Isaac Islas-Cox, awarded $7,500 for Bachelor of Architecture, The Cooper Union
- Ian LeFever, awarded $7,500 for Bachelor of Architecture, Syracuse University
- Jacqueline Love, awarded $7,500 for Master of Architecture, The City College of New York
- Nicole Marte, awarded $7,500 for Bachelor of Architecture, Pratt Institute.
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 2020 cycle are due March 15, 2020.
Walter A. Hunt, Jr. Scholarship
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 2019 recipient of the award was:
- Reginald Huggins, a graduate of Williamsburg High School of Architecture and Design, awarded $20,000 toward a Bachelor of Architecture at Howard 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 2020 cycle are due May 15, 2020.
Douglas Haskell Award for Student Journals
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 2019 Douglass Haskell Award was recipient was:
- Telesis, the student journal of the University of Oklahoma (OU) Division of Architecture, awarded $2,000. Telesis was created to reinforce the creative freedom of OU students, while providing an outlet for them to participate in important theoretical conversations about design.
2019 honorable mentions were given to:
- PLAT, awarded $500, an independent architecture journal produced by students at Rice University Architecture to stimulate relationships between design, production, and theory
- Room One Thousand, awarded $500, an entirely student-run architecture journal at University of California, Berkeley
The Douglas Haskell Award offers single or multiple awards of up to $5,000. Applications for the 2020 cycle are due May 1, 2020.
To find out more about our upcoming deadlines, please visit: www.centerforarchitecture.org/scholarships-grants.
About Center for Architecture Grants and Scholarships
The Center for Architecture, in partnership with AIANY, awards scholarships and grant awards throughout the year for architectural students, architectural student journals, and practicing architects. Scholarships are open to New York city and grants are open to applicants nationwide.
2019 grants and scholarships are awarded by the 2019 Scholarship Committee: Gerard Geier, FAIA, FIIDA, LEED AP, FXCollaborative; Barry Bergdoll, Hon. AIA, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation; Gia Wolff, Cooper Union; Eve Klein, Assoc. AIA, User Design Information Group, The Graduate Center, CUNY; Catherine Seavitt Nordenson, AIA, Catherine Seavitt Studio; Doug Hocking, AIA, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates; Matthew Clarke, Assoc. AIA, The Trust for Public Land; Emily Abruzzo, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB, Abruzzo Bodziak Architects; Joe Tortorella, Hon. AIANY, Silman; and Carol Loewenson, FAIA, LEED AP, Mitchell Giurgola Architects.
About the Center for Architecture
The Center for Architecture is the premier cultural venue for architecture and the built environment in New York City, informed by the complexity of the City’s urban fabric and in dialogue with the global community. The Center shares a home with the AIA New York Chapter and has the unique advantage of drawing upon the ideas and experiences of practicing architects to produce thought-provoking exhibitions, informative public programs, and quality design education experiences for K-12 students. It also leads New York City’s annual month-long architecture and design festival, Archtober. The Center for Architecture’s aim is to further public knowledge about New York City architecture and architects, foster exchange and collaboration among members of the design, development, building, scholarly, and policy sectors, and inspire new ideas about the role of design in communities by presenting contemporary and practical issues in architecture and urbanism to a general audience. www.centerforarchitecture.org.