December 21, 2021
December 21, 2021, New York, NY – By the close of 2021 the Center for Architecture, in partnership with AIA New York, will award $202,500 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.
Arnold W. Brunner Grant ($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. 2021 recipients include:
- 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 2020 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 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 2022 Stewardson Keefe LeBrun Travel Grant. Applications 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.
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.
2021 grants and scholarships are awarded by the 2021 Scholarship 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
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