Congratulations to APLA Spring Awards Honorees

Congratulations to APLA Spring Awards Honorees

May 23rd, 2019

On April 26 the School of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture held their Spring Awards in the amphitheater adjacent to Dudley Hall, hearkening back to the early days of the Architecture School, when freshman were welcomed to the School during Fall Convocation. An end of the year AIAS Dog Days celebration kicked off the Spring Awards; in the following ceremony recipients of Design Awards, Program Book Awards, and Student Performance Awards were recognized. Awards were presented to students by School Head Prof. Christian Dagg, Associate Prof. and Chair of Landscape Architecture David Hill, and Associate Prof. and Chair of Architecture, Justin Miller. Please join the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture In congratulating the following students:

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE AWARDS

ARCC/ KING MEDAL (MLA 2)
Named in honor of the late Jonathan King, co-founder and first president of the Architectural Research Centers Consortium, this award is given to one student per member school. Selection of recipients is based on criteria that acknowledge innovation, integrity and scholarship in architectural design research.
Recipients: Jessica Nielsen

MLA BOOK AWARDS:
MLA 1 Studio 1 Book Award:
Margaret (Meg) Carlin

LA 1 Studio 2 Book Award:
Johanna Medina Ordonez

MLA 1 Studio 3 Book Award:
Keena Miles

MLA 2 Studio 5 Book Award:
Alejandro Ramos

MLA 2 Studio 6 Book Award:
Natalia Almonacid

Plant Studies Book Award:
Kimberly Hooper

History Theory and Practice:
Keena Miles

Readings in Landscape Architecture:
Matthew Huffman

Hydrologies Book Award:
Jiaxuan Zhu

Field work Book Award:
Aaron Nell

MLA Advisory Council Book Award:
Jessica Nielsen

Landscape Architecture Foundation Olmsted Scholar Recipient:

Jessica Nielsen

Alabama ASLA Awards of Honor and Merit:

Award of Honor
Jessica Nielsen
Award of Merit
Natalia Almonacid 

MLA WRITING AWARDS:
1st Place:
Alejandro Ramos
Honorable Mention:
Natalia Almonacid

ARCHITECTURE/INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE AWARDS BOOK AWARDS:

First Year:
Brianna Brown
Christopher Christensen
Ana Vasquez
Ambar Ashraf
Meagan Mitchell


Second Year:
Anna Claire Priest
Laurel Holloway
Rayven White
Connor Croft


Lovett Book Award:
Brenton Smith

Third Year:
Boyu Xiao

Fourth Year:
Zak Channell
Kyle Anderson
Chenxi Dong


ARIA:
Ingrid Stahl
Aaron Neal


ARIA Thesis:
Kayla Jackson

Fifth Year:
Liz Clark
Alli Emerson
Rowland Sauls


DESIGN AWARDS:

ALABAMA FORESTRY ASSOCIATION
The Alabama Forestry Association Student Design Competition (aka “Wood Comp”) has become a milestone experience for generations of Auburn Architecture graduates.

3rd Place: Angel Rodriguez
2nd Place: Daniel Burton
1st Place: Adam Davis
Honorable Mention: Caitlyn Biffle Elizabeth Brandebourg


ALABAMA CONCRETE MASONRY INSTITUTE
This 3rd year student design competition is sponsored by the Alabama Concrete Masonry Institute.

3rd Place: Rebecca Kravec
2nd Place: Carson Keeney
1st Place: Tate Lauderdale
Honorable Mention:
Zachary Coffy


SPIRE ALABAMA, INC.
This competition is one of the longest-running industry-sponsored competitions in the architecture program. Past winners include a distinguished role of Auburn architecture alumni, including Bobby McAlpine, Chris Risher Jr. and Samuel Mockbee.
3rd Place: Stone Ray and Eilis Finnegan
2nd Place: Henry Savoie
1st Place: Jeff Jeong


MARVIN WINDOWS BY DALE PORTFOLIO COMPETITION
This competition involves 4th year architecture students preparing portfolios of their academic and professional work. Portfolios of this nature are an essential tool in the job search process in the field of architecture and this competition is designed to highlight portfolio design in a way that benefits all APLA students by providing great examples to study and emulate. A jury of practicing architects - members of the Architecture Program’s Advisory Council from around the country - reviewed the student portfolios and selected the winners.
Awardees:
Henry Savoie (1st)
Jacob Schirmer
Eilis Finnegan


Summerour Prize Tie:
Eilis Finnegan and Henry Savoie

WRITING AWARDS:

Undergraduate Architecture
History:
Sasha Cohen
Ada Youngblood
AC Priest
Adam Davis
Daniel Burton


Dictionary of Death
Seminars or Electives:
Kate Mazade

Best Interior Architecture Essay:
Emily Jackson

Best Thesis Research:
Kate Mazade 

Thesis Research
Honorable Mention:
Forrest Wood

Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society:
Architecture New Inductees:
Kayla Jackson
Lauren Wertz
Kyra Stark


UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH AWARDS
University Wide Winners in Social Science, Creative Scholarship, Arts, and Humanities (Oral Presentations):
2nd Place:
Carter Hadley, Architecture
“Elements of incremental architecture and their applications in a broader context”

3rd Place:
Katherine Ferguson, Architecture
“Rural studio breathing wall mass timber research”

Oral Winner:
Louisa McPherson, Architecture
Urban city structures in the pre-modern era” Poster Winner: Kyra Stark, Architecture “Designing for climate at a fundamental level”

Auburn University International Student Award
Evelyn Mao, Architecture

COMPETITIONS:

ALABAMA COUNCIL AIA STUDENT DESIGN AWARDS
his year the Alabama Council AIA introduced a student project category. 10 student projects were submitted with 3 projects receiving recognition from a jury of professional architects well known and recognized within the profession. The awards were presented in Birmingham at the Alabama AIA Design Awards dinner in February. Honor Award: Jeff Jeong

AWARDS:

WALTER BURKHARDT AWARD
This award is donated in the memory of Professor Emeritus E. Walter Burkhardt, who taught in the School of Architecture from 1929-1964. Professor Burkhardt was extremely contributive to the field of architecture throughout his life, especially in the State of Alabama and to Auburn University. This award is given to the fifth year student who has attained the highest design studio average during his or her tenure as a student at Auburn.
Recipient: Anna Halepaska

AYDELOTT TRAVEL AWARD
The Aydelott Travel Award and the Aydelott Prize were established by Alfred Lewis Aydelott, FAIA, and his wife, Hope Galloway Aydelott, to encourage architecture students to “become proficient in the art of architectural analysis.” The endowment provides over $100,000 each year to four architecture students currently enrolled in the professional architecture degree programs at the University of Arkansas, Auburn University; Mississippi State University; and the University of Tennessee.
One architecture student from each of these universities is awarded $20,000 each year to be used to identify, visit and conduct in-depth observation, research and analysis of four unique buildings they feel possess qualities that rank them among the best in the world. The Aydelott Travel Award is one of the most significant programs for architecture students in the U.S.
Recipient: Henry Savoie

ALPHA RHO CHI MEDAL
The Alpha Rho Chi Medal is awarded to a student who has shown ability for LEADERSHIP, performed willing SERVICE for the College and School, and gives promise of real, professional MERIT through his or her attitude and personality.
Recipient: Forrest Wood
 

AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS CERTIFICATE OF MERIT  

This prestigious award is given to the graduating senior who has attained throughout his or her tenure at Auburn the second highest GPA.
Recipient:  Kate Mazade

 

AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS SCHOOL MEDAL               

This medal is awarded to the graduating senior who has exhibited the very highest GPA during his or her tenure as a student in the School of Architecture.
Recipient:  Anna Halepaska