Center for Architecture Announces 2015 Walter A. Hunt, Jr. Scholarship

The Center for Architecture is pleased to announce the winner 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 an NAAB-accredited school within New York State. This year, the award amount was increased to $10,000 per year for the first two years of study to subsidize the recipient’s college tuition and related costs. Continue reading “Center for Architecture Announces 2015 Walter A. Hunt, Jr. Scholarship”

High School Architecture Students Present at the Center

High school students from the Urban Assembly School of Design and Construction (UASDC) presented their final projects at the Center for Architecture on 06.01.15. The group of sophomores, juniors, and seniors all participate in our Learning By Design:NY residency, taught by Center for Architecture Design Educator Yves Roger. Continue reading “High School Architecture Students Present at the Center”

2015 Center for Architecture Design and Eleanor Allwork Scholarship Recipients

The Center for Architecture is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015 scholarship program. The Eleanor Allwork Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship for students seeking their first degree in architecture, while the Center for Architecture Design Scholarship also includes students studying design, engineering, planning, and related disciplines. The jury looks at students’ academic performance, aesthetic ability, skill, and financial need. This year, the Scholarship Committee awarded the Women’s Auxiliary Eleanor Allwork Scholarship to the following:

Indre Barsauskaite, City College of New York
Alice Felicity Colverd, Cooper Union
Aelitta Gore, Cooper Union
Joey Parrella, Cooper Union
Evgeniya Uzhegova, Parsons The New School Continue reading “2015 Center for Architecture Design and Eleanor Allwork Scholarship Recipients”

2015 Arnold W. Brunner Grant Winners Announced

The Center for Architecture and AIA New York Chapter are pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Arnold W. Brunner Grant. The Brunner Grant is awarded annually to an advanced study in any area of architectural investigation that will effectively contribute to the knowledge, teaching, or practice of the art and science of architecture.

The Scholarship Committee selected three recipients for 2015: Peggy Deamer, Ph.D., Mary McLeod, Ph.D., and Ruth-Claire Weintraub. Deamer’s project, “Architecture and the Sherman Antitrust Act,” investigates the history of the Sherman Antitrust Act and how it is deployed to advocate for the profession of architecture. McLeod will explore Le Corbusier’s response to World War II by focusing on his little-known proposal for refugee housing in her project, “Le Corbusier’s Response to World War II: His Proposals for Refugee Housing.” Weintraub has developed a pilot study, “Exposure, Explanation, Evolution: the Professional and the Personal in Architectural Education,” which examines builders’ experiences at Paolo Soleri’s Arcosanti. Continue reading “2015 Arnold W. Brunner Grant Winners Announced”

Announcing the Winners of the 2014 Stewardson Keefe LeBrun Travel Grant

The Center for Architecture and AIANY are pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Stewardson Keefe LeBrun Travel Grant. The purpose of the grant is to further the personal and professional development of an early or mid-career architect through travel.

The Scholarship Committee selected three winners for 2014: Jan Greben, William Smith, and the team of Lauren Connell and Baris Yüksel. Greben will travel to France, England, and Ireland for her research on “Collaboration to Independence in the Work of Eileen Gray.” The intention of her travel is to visit houses designed by Gray and to access the designer’s archives. Smith’s project, “Architecture and Radical Hydrology: Adaptation to Climate Change in the Indian Subcontinent,” will explore architecture and climate change, focusing on “low-capital, small-scale interventions.” Connell and Yüksel plan to document patterns in Central Asian architecture and tile work in their project “De-Coding the Roads: Computational Tessellation of Central Asian Architecture.” Continue reading “Announcing the Winners of the 2014 Stewardson Keefe LeBrun Travel Grant”