Foundation Gives 2011 Douglas Haskell Award to Student Journals

From the architecture student journals Contexture and Root.


The Center for Architecture Foundation is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2011 Douglas Haskell Award for Student Journals. This year the Scholarship Committee awarded Contexture, of Louisiana State University (LSU), a student-run architecture journal, which aims to promote an appreciation for architecture among the LSU community. Contributors of Contexture include students enrolled in LSU’s BArch and MArch programs, as well as alumni, LSU faculty, and local professionals. Previously, Contexture applied for the Douglas Haskell award for Student Journals in 2009 and received Honorable Mention. Read the winning issue of the Haskell Award Contexture: freshly cut.

The Scholarship Committee also awarded Colorado University at Denver’s landscape architecture journal Root with Honorable Mention. Root, which is entirely run by both current and former students of University of Colorado at Denver’s Department of Landscape Architecture, began to create an open dialogue between landscape architecture students and the professional community. Read Honorable Mention recipient Root: Resourceful Obstacles or learn more about Root at

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, who is best known for being the editor of Architectural Forum from 1949-1964.

The next Center for Architecture scholarship deadline is for The Stewardson Keefe LeBrun Travel Grant on 11.01.11, which 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, visit the Center for Architecture Foundation’s website: