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Winners

2017

  • Mark Zlostky

    The Scholarship Committee awarded $15,000 to Mark Zlotsky for his research project “Topiary Tango.” Zlotsky will travel internationally and domestically to study the intersection between topiary and architecture. Read more >

2016

  • Tya Winn

    Tya Winn, NOMA, LEED GA, SEED, was awarded $15,000 for her proposal, “Public Architecture for Public Good.” Winn will travel internationally and domestically to create a global sample of current public housing projects and their effects on residents and the greater public. Read more >

2015

  • Jieun Yang

    The Scholarship Committee selected Jiuen Yang, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, and her research project “Unknown Territories: Imagining Post-Ruin Siberia and Rust Belt.” Yang’s research will observe, document, and address the aftermath of the rise and fall of the global economy, while considering the urban life, infrastructure, and revitalization of post-industrial cities in Siberia and in the Rust Belt of the United States. Read more >

2014

  • Jan Greben

    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 Eileen Gray and to access the designer’s archives. Read more >

  • William Smith

    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.” Read more >

  • Lauren Connell and Baris Yüksel

    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.” Read
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2013

  • Jobie Hill

    Hill’s project, “Slave House Database,” will serve as a “central repository of information” that will benefit researchers and organizations, as well as descendants and individuals, and ensures that “irreplaceable pieces of history are not forever lost.” Read more >

     

  • John Paul Rysavy

    Rysavy’s application, entitled “Practices of Ornament in the Making of Public Space,” seeks to unpack the correlation between the works of the Baroque architect, Francesco Borromini and Viennese Modernist, Adolf Loos. Read more >

2012

  • Margaret Arbanas

    Arbanas’s project, “Post-Revolutionary Architecture in Havana,” addresses the lack of systematic documentation during this period of Cuba’s architectural production. Arbanas will travel to Havana and other parts of Cuba to visit approximately 30 projects, gathering knowledge about the era’s ideological, political, and social background. Read more >

2011

  • Tarana Hafiz

    Hafiz’s project, “The Industrial Imprint of the Buriganga,” is a research-design project studying the community effects of Dhaka’s once affluent waterway. She will travel to the capital city of Bangladesh to investigate the global system of waste management and water distribution, which has been negatively affecting developing mega-cities such as Dhaka. Read more >

  • Matthew Schulte

    Schulte’s “Wind, Water and Land: A Comparative of Study of Windmills and Landscape Architecture of the Dutch Lowlands and the American Dustbowl” will be a comparative study of historical windmills, their complimentary landscape forms, and waterways in the development, planning, and settlement of the alluvial plains of northern and western Holland and in the western-central regions of the U.S. Read more >

2010

  • Diane Davis-Sikora

    Diane Davis-Sikora, Owner/Designer of DDesign Studio and Assistant Professor at the College of Architecture and Environmental Design at Kent State University, received a grant for her project, “Revisiting Penumatic Architecture.” Davis-Sikora intends to gain a working knowledge of the state of structural and material capacities of air-supported membranes by traveling to various locations within Europe where pneumatic structures are a highly developed form of construction. Read more >

  • Fiyel Levent

    Fiyel Levent, Owner and Principal of Fiyel Levent Design in NYC, will survey the architectural heritage of the silk road for the project, “Echoes of Dialogue: The Genealogy of Central Asian Architecture.” Her travel itinerary will take her through the Ferghana Valley, which stretches among various countries including Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgystan. Read more >

  • Stephanie Zurek

    Stephanie Zurek, Assoc. AIA, Architectural Designer and Project Manager at Donald Powers Architects in Providence, RI, with her project, “Exploring and Learning from Indonesian Kampungs,” will take a two-week trip through the Indonesian cities of Jakartha, Surabaya, and Yogyakarta. She will study the Indonesian Kampung, an efficient building type that can contribute to sustainable development, public space, and cultural diversity. Read more >

2009

  • Quynh Vantu

    Learning the Timelessness of a Swiss Chapel Design: A Sanctuary and a Life

  • Richard William Hayes

    In the spring of 2009, Richard William Hayes, AIA, was awarded the Center for Architecture’s Stewardson Keefe LeBrun Travel Grant to research English architect Sir John Soane and the monastic suite he designed for his London home. Hayes received his MArch from Yale University and has worked as a project architect for Rafael Viñoly Architects, MR Architecture and Décor, and Alexander Gorlin Architects. Read more >

2008

  • Leslie Jill Hanson

    Research in Tanzania

  • Peter Rock

    Sideways: Estonian Architecture and the Humor of Modernism

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