Congratulations to APLA Award Winners
APLA Would like to recognize students celebrated for their significant contributions to the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture.
R. MACK & JAMIE FREEMAN SCHOLARSHIP This scholarship, made possible by Mack & Jamie Freeman is designated to provide assistance to study abroad students who show dedicated promise and perseverance in their academic work.
FRED RENNEKER, JR. AND BILL RENNEKER ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP This endowed scholarship was established by Jean Renneker of Birmingham, AL in memory of her son, Bill, class of 1965, and her husband Fred Jr., class of 1931.
JAMES RICHARD WILKINSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP This scholarship is made possible by Stevens & Wilkinson Stang & Newdow, Inc. This scholarship was established in 1981 in memory of James R. Wilkinson, 1928 graduate.
FRANK J. SINDELAR ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP This endowment was established in 1993 by a bequest from Mr. Frank J. Sindelar, a 1936 graduate. Currently, this is the largest endowed scholarship in the SoAPLA.
GEORGE MCCRAITH, JR ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP This new scholarship endowment was established in 2012 by Carolyn McCraith in honor of her husband George McCraith, Jr. as living evidence of George’s love for Auburn (and Carolyn’s love for George!)
WILLIAM T. WARREN & WILLIAM T. WARREN, JR. ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP This endowed scholarship was established by Mrs. Ann H. Warren in honor of her husband, a 1939 AR graduate, and father-in-law.
JENKINS BRICK SCHOLARSHIP This scholarship is made possible by the Jenkins Brick Company in Montgomery, AL who established a trust in 1972.
FRANCES & GORDON W. HOLMQUIST ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP This endowment was established in 1995 by Mrs. Frances Holmquist of Birmingham, AL in memory of her husband Gordon, a 1951 graduate.
PAUL FRASER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP This endowment was established in1990 by Polly Fraser and Paul Scharff of Atlanta, GA (Paul Fraser’s mother and step-father) in memory of their son Paul, who lost a battle with meningitis while a 2nd year student.
W.S. BALL SCHOLARSHIP FUND FOR MINORITY STUDENTS This scholarship is made possible by Mr. William S. Ball of West Palm Beach, FL..
SEAY, SEAY & LITCHFIELD ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP This scholarship is awarded to a student demonstrating strong performance in design studio & overall GPA. The student must be a member of the AIAS and have an established NCARB record, and must complete an Internship with an Architectural firm based in Alabama. This scholarship is made possible by Seay, Seay &Litchfield of Montgomery.
COOPER CARY ARCHITECTS ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP This annual scholarship is made possible by Pope Bullock, a 1979 graduate. Mr. Bullock is the Executive Vice President of Cooper Cary, Inc. in Atlanta, GA.
MONTGOMERY CHAPTER CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE (CSI) SCHOLARSHIP This scholarship (along with a year’s student membership in the CSI) is made possible through the Montgomery Chapter Construction Specifications Institute.
AAF/CHARLES A. MOSS SCHOLARSHIP This scholarship is made possible by the Alabama Architectural Foundation and honors Charles A. Moss, long-time executive director of the AAF.
Rubi Carrero Ortiz
D.K. RUTH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP This scholarship was established to honor DK Ruth, Emeritus Professor of Architecture, former school head, interim dean, and co-founder of the Rural Studio. The scholarship is awarded to CADC students who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to community service.
2014 ARCHITECTURE FACULTY & STAFF SCHOLARSHIP This scholarship is funded through the support of the Architecture program faculty & staff. The award, made to a 3rd or 4th year student based on outstanding performance in the Architecture program.
PRESTRIDGE FUND FOR EXCELLENCE FOR THE URBAN STUDIO IN B’HAM This scholarship was established by James Prestridge to express his deep respect and appreciation for the far reaching influence of the Urban Studio on AU students and the State of Alabama. In addition to this scholarship Mr. Prestridge also has provided funding to support the operations of Urban Studio program.
Roderick Quinn MacKenzie
NARROWS SCHOLARSHIP FUND This scholarship is made possible through an endowment established by the estate of Parker A. Narrows, a 1941 graduate of the architecture program.
FRIENDS OF WILL STURGES ENDOWMENT Established by Michael E. Gamble (B.Arch ‘89 and Lee Ann R. Gamble (B.Arch ‘90) for the purpose of providing study abroad awards to students who show promise and perseverance in their academic work.
JOHN AND DODGIE SHAFFER ENDOWMENT Established by architecture alumni, Hector and Carolyn Llorens in honor of their parents, John and Dodgie Shaffer.
AIA CHATTANOOGA RURAL STUDIO ENDOWMENT This scholarship was established by AIA Chattanooga through its Robert Cloud Seals Memorial Scholarship Fund. The scholarship honors Mr. Seal by supporting a student studying at the Rural Studio.
TESSERAE ENDOWMENT The Tesserae Endowment is founded by ten graduates from the Classes of 2000, 2001 and 2002. The Founders and their spouses formed life long relationships and friendships during their years at Auburn. The word tes•ser•ae refers to one of the small squares of stone or glass used in making mosaic patterns. As the name signifies, The Tesserae Endowment is a mosaic based on a foundation of friends from various backgrounds, each with a unique character and personality, diverse professional interests and individual goals. The Founders have created The Tesserae Endowment early in their own professional careers to recognize the School of Architecture, Planning, & Landscape Architecture, honor their friendships with each other and to encourage, foster, and maintain connections with future graduates; it is their intent that the Tesserae Endowment have lasting benefits for the School.
PATRICK AND JUDY DAVIS ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP This scholarship was established by Patrick and Judy Davis to encourage outstanding students to attend Auburn University and study architecture. This four-year scholarship is awarded to a student selected for a Spirit of Auburn scholarship and supplements the Spirit of Auburn award.
PLUS Scholarships The Provost Leadership Undergraduate Scholarships program is designed to support diversity among the undergraduate student population by providing four year scholarships to high-achieving students from Alabama who are first generation college students, or students from under-represented groups. APLA is proud to have partnered wit the Provost to support this program since its inception.
We’d like to recognize our upper-level students who are PLUS scholars:
We also want to congratulate our new PLUS scholars, and welcome them to the architecture program:
ERNEST AND CHERYL VARNEY ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP This scholarship was established by Ernest and Cheryl Varney. Ernest is a 1976 architecture graduate, recently retired as president of Southern A&E. Ernest and Cheryl reside in Douglasville Georgia (est 2012). This four-year scholarship is awarded to a student selected for a Spirit of Auburn scholarship and supplements the Spirit of Auburn award.
BOB AND SHERRY FAUST ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP This scholarship was established by Professor Emeritus Bob Faust and his wife Sherry to encourage students of high academic achievement to study architecture at Auburn University. This four-year scholarship is awarded to a student selected for a Spirit of Auburn scholarship and supplements the Spirit of Auburn award.
ALAGASCO The 4th year architecture studios concluded the Fall 2013 semester with the 52nd Annual Alagasco Student Design competition. 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, and Samuel Mockbee. This year’s competition program called on students to design a new Wellness Center on sites in downtown Birmingham. The projects produced by the 2013 finalists are on exhibit right now at the Alabama Center for Architecture in Birmingham.
1st place: Bruce Buescher
2nd place: Stephen Bianchi
3rd place:: Trenton Tepool
ALABAMA CONCRETE MASONRY INSTITUTE This 3rd year student design competition is sponsored by the Alabama Concrete Masonry Institute. This year students investigated designs for an Outdoor Recreatio Center along the Chattahoochee Riverfront intended to encourage whitewater recreation, complement the existing riverfront bike trails, and contribute to the vibrant culture and educational centers in downtown Columbus.
1st place, Orgen studio: Gilbert Humphreys
1st place, Schumacher studio: Logan Thorton
1st place, Zorr studio: Lauren Barker
Honorable Mention, Orgen studio: Lia Bernhardt & Shirley Fung
Honorable Mention, Schumacher studio: Tim Fuerst & Katherine Uhrin
Honorable Mention, Zorr studio: Will Gaskill & Tim Wang
ALABAMA FORESTRY ASSOCIATION The Alabama Forestry Association Student Design Competition (aka “Wood Comp”) has become a milestone experience for generations of Auburn Architecture graduates. The 49th Annual Wood Comp focused on the design of a natatorium building situated on the Mies van der Rohe designed campus of the Illinois Institute of Technology.
1st place: Trey Van Nostrand
2nd place: Sarah Barr
3rd place: Anna Daley
MARVIN WINDOWS BY DALE 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. This annual competition has a new sponsor: Marvin Windows and their Birmingham-based distributor, Dale Incorporated.
1st place: Trenton Trepool
2nd place: Alexandra Buehning
3rd place: Michael Lewandowski
BOOK AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS These awards are given annually to outstanding students in each class as determined by the Architecture program faculty.
ARCHITECTURE YEAR LEVEL BOOK AWARDS
Sarah “Murry” Curry
Hall studio – Ben Malaier
Miller studio – Jim Hillin
Sproull studio – Jessica Walker
Schumacher – Diego Aristofanes Dias De Sousa
Rome – Mary-John Blevins
Rome – Kyle Kiersey
O’Neal-Dagg studio – Mary Elsa Tomlin
Collins studio – Kevin Laferriere
Orgen studio – Taylor Horton
5th Year Thesis Writing Award – John Robert McWaters
Thesis Jury Award – Ryan Zimmerman
WARE BUILDING DESIGN COMPETITION BOOK AWARDS
ROBERT LOVETT MEMORIAL BOOK AWARD This award was established in honor of Robert Lovett, a 2nd year student in the School of Architecture, who died in an automobile accident in 1964. A book is given annually to a 2nd year student for his or her dedication to architectural studies. The award is made possible through gifts from retired Dean Dan Bennett who was a classmate of Robert Lovett.
BLACKWELL PRIZE IN DRAWING & PAINTING Established to honor Prof. Emeritus Gaines Blackwell, this award recognizes the best of students’ submissions of painting and drawing by hand developed in the ARIA Summer Thesis studio.
ROGER W. RINDT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP This scholarship was established by the Donald W. Rindt family of Sheffield, Alabama to honor Roger Wilson Rindt, a 1976 Interior Architecture graduate. It is awarded to students of high academic achievement, who are pursuing an Interior Architecture degree.
Roderick (Quinn) MacKenzie
MIKE HUBBS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP The Mike Hubbs Memorial Scholarship in Interior Architecture is given in memory of alumnus Michael Hubbs who died last year at age 63. Mike was an interior design adjunct professor at Auburn University for nine years, and a 1974 graduate of the interior design program. A group of interior design and interior architecture alumni raised this one-time scholarship in memory of Mike and the scholarship is awarded to a rising fifth year student in interior architecture.
ARIA BOOK AWARDS
GAINES T. BLACKWELL BOOK AWARD Given in honor of Professor Emeritus Gaines T. Blackwell, this book award is presented to a 5th year ARIA student who represents exceptional overall performance throughout their ARIA academic career. The recipient is chosen by the ARIA faculty, and the award is sponsored by the ARIA faculty.
YEAR LEVEL BOOK AWARDS These awards are given annually to outstanding Interior Architecture students in each year level as determined by the Interior Architecture faculty.
3rd Year – Katherine Uhrin
4th Year – Carlos Hernandez
5th Year – Thomas Wales
THE JACK WILLIAMS SCHOLARSHIP This scholarship was established to honor Jack Williams for his commitment and dedication to the Master of Landscape Architecture program. It is awarded to a student of high academic achievement, who best combines a spirit of exploration with a curiosity about the earth.
ASLA EUGENE & JOANNE BROCK SCHOLARSHIP This scholarship is given in memory of Eugene Brock and in honor of his wife, Joanne Brock. The Brock’s have given much time to the promotion of licensure for landscape architects in the State of Alabama. Eugene was the holder of the very first landscape architecture license granted in Alabama.
THE DON LOGAN-SOUTHERN PROGRESS ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP This scholarship was established by Southern Progress and Don Logan for students enrolled in the Landscape Architecture program. Mr. Logan is past President & CEO of Time, Inc. Southern Progress and Time are both division of Time-Warner, Inc.
These competitive fellowships are in the form of a 2 semester Graduate Research Assistantship position. They are chosen by the LA Faculty and consist of full tuition waivers and a monthly stipend. Each fellowship goes to the applicant from the targeted area with the highest academic standard. In 2013-14 the recipients of the fellowships are:
Felipe Jose Palacios Sierra
Year Level Awards
These book awards are funded each year from gifts made to Landscape Architecture alumni and friends. The awards are given to outstanding students as determined by LA faculty.
Hydrology Book Award for Stormwater Design
This book award is presented to the student who has shown exceptional overall performance in stormwater theory and design. The recipient is chosen and sponsored by the MLA faculty.
Pat Dye Plant Studies Book Award
Established by former Auburn University football coach Pat Dye, this book award recognizes outstanding commitment in plant research, phenology and drawing.
2-D Studio, LLC Book Award for Design Excellence
This book award is made possible by 2-D Studio, LLC of Birmingham and is awarded to three students demonstrating excellence in design studio work & overall GPA.
Excellence in Undergraduate LAND Readings This book award goes to an outstanding undergraduate student in the Landscape Architecture Readings class that expresses an aptitude of curiosity and inquiry for the profession on landscape architecture.
MLA Advisory Council Book Award
ASLA DESIGN AWARDS Every year the Alabama Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architecture sponsors two design awards – the ASLA Award of Honor and the ASLA Award of Merit. Nominees for these design awards must have demonstrated the highest level of academic scholarship and of accomplishments in skills related to the art and technology of landscape architecture including extraordinary personal qualities and skills of: responsiveness and willingness to work with others, self-motivation and responsibility, and be competent in design ability.
Award of Honor
Award of Merit
SIGMA LAMBDA ALPHA HONOR SOCIETY For outstanding academic achievement in Landscape Architecture
New Inductees: Steven Green
ARCH R. WINTER FUND FOR EXCELLENCE IN COMMUNITY PLANNING This scholarship was established by the estate of Arch Winter, a pioneer planner in Alabama, for the purpose of promoting excellence in the Community Planning program.
Jake Grabowsky & Dale Speetjens
DONALD JAMES COSBY MEMORIAL AWARD IN COMMUNITY PLANNING This scholarship is made possible by a gift from the estate of Donald Cosby. Donald Cosby graduated from the School of Architecture in 1963 and received his degree in Planning from the University of Oklahoma.
AICP OUTSTANDING STUDENT AWARD
These competitive fellowships are in the form of a 2 semester Graduate Research Assistantship position. They are chosen by the Community Planning Faculty and consist of tuition waivers and a monthly stipend. Each fellowship goes to the applicant from the targeted area with the highest academic standard. In 2013-14 the recipients of the fellowships are:
BOOK AWARDS These book awards are funded each year from gifts made to Community Planning from alumni and friends. The awards are given to outstanding students as determined by CP faculty.
MERIT AWARDS & MEDALS APLA WRITING AWARD This award has been established to recognize, honor and promote excellence in the art and craft of writing.
3rd prize – John Sydnor
2nd prize – Malcolm MacRae
1st prize – Ning Shi
3rd prize – Ian Shriver
2nd prize – Trent Tepool
1st prize – Thomas Wales Graduate
PLAN – Daniel Wyatt
PLAN – Alexander Dukes
MLA I – Elizabeth Matthews
MLA II – Maria Hines
ALPHA RHO CHI MEDAL The Alpha Rho Chi Medal is awarded to a student who has shown an 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.
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.
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.
E. 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.
2012-2013 ARCC/KING MEDAL This medal is awarded based upon criteria that acknowledge innovation, integrity, and scholarship in architectural and/or environmental design research.