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CFAF Announces 2012 Douglas Haskell Award for Student Journals Recipients

From the winning student journal Fresh Meat of University of Illinois at Chicago.

The Center for Architecture Foundation is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2012 Douglas Haskell Award for Student Journals. This year the Center for Architecture’s Scholarship Committee awarded Fresh Meat, the official student publication of the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Founded in 2008, the journal is produced entirely by undergraduate and graduate students, with support of faculty and staff. By publishing content that both reflects and challenges UIC’s pedagogical agenda, Fresh Meat acts as a vehicle to further the dialogue of the school among students and faculty, as well as between the school and other voices in the field. Read the winning issue of the winning issue here, and learn more here.

The Scholarship Committee also commended two student journals with Honorable Mentions: Columbia University’s URBAN, and University of Michigan’s Dimensions. URBAN magazine is a student-run, quarterly journal produced by Master of Science in Urban Planning candidates at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. The publication seeks to investigate and critically explore the issues and challenges of today’s cities, paying particular attention to the role of planning in framing the urban experience. Learn more about URBAN here.

Dimensions is the annual graduate student-produced journal of architecture at the A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan. The journal seeks to contribute to the critical discourse of architectural education by documenting the most compelling work produced by its students, fellows, and visiting lecturers. Learn more about Dimensions here.

The Douglas Haskell Award for Student Journals was founded to encourage student journalism in 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 to 1964, where he was very influential in stopping the demolition of Grand Central Station.

The next Center for Architecture scholarship deadline is for the Stewardson Keefe LeBrun Travel Grant on 11.01.12. The Lebrun Travel Grant 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, please visit the Center for Architecture Foundation’s website www.cfafoundation.org.