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Architecture Department Awards & Competitions

Student Award & Scholarship Recipients: 2012

Department Scholarships

The following awards and scholarships were made available to students within the Architecture Department. These scholarships and awards considered financial need and recognized promise and achievement in a broad range of activities related to architecture. 

Alfred B. Berghell & Joy G. Berghell Scholarship (2 @ $1200)

This endowed scholarship was established in 1997 and is awarded to an Architecture student who exhibits outstanding scholastic achievement.

2012 Recipients: Brianna Luce & Derek McFarland

Eligibility & Application Notes

  • 3rd, 4th, or 5th year standing in 2012-13 academic year.
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.

bfgc Architects Planners, Inc. Scholarship (2 @ $1500)

The firm of bfgc Architects Planners awards this scholarship to an Architecture student who exhibits well-rounded professional and social skills as well as dedication to academic studies. Through student clubs, community activity, and other pursuits, successful applicants show the leadership skills necessary to an outstanding future in architecture.

2012 Recipients: Kristin Akin-Zimmerman & Braelyn Hamill

Eligibility & Application Notes

  • 3rd, 4th, or 5th year standing in 2012-13 academic year.

Don & Caryl Koberg Architecture History Scholarship ($750)

Emeritus Professor Don Koberg and his wife Caryl established this endowment in 1992 to recognize academic excellence in architectural history coursework. The donor established this award to help impress upon students the importance of architectural history as a key component in undergraduate education.

2012 Recipient: Grace Choy

Eligibility & Application Notes

  • 3rd, 4th, or 5th year standing in 2012-13 academic year.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA.

Douglas W. Butzbach Memorial Scholarship (2 @ $1050)

Dr. and Mrs. Arthur Butzbach established this scholarship in memory of their son Douglas, a 1954 graduate in Architectural Engineering. This scholarship provides financial assistance to architecture students who show exceptional promise in the field of architecture.

2011 Recipients: Mathew Ho & Emmanuel Osorno

Eligibility & Application Notes

  • Open to all class levels for 2012-13 academic year.

Don Tanklage Scholarship (2 @ $5000)

Don Tanklage established this scholarship to support highly qualified students with financial need in Architecture and Construction Management.

2012 Recipients: Melissa Peter & Cadence Bayley

Eligibility & Application Notes

  • 3rd, 4th or 5th year standing in 2012-13 academic year.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Demonstrated financial need.

Emily N. Alstot Memorial Scholarship ($600)

In memory of Emily N. Alstot, this scholarship is presented to a 3rd, 4th, or 5th year architecture student in good academic standing who successfully exhibits a special combination of talents and humanistic skills. The student selected for this award has demonstrated academic diligence, overall helpfulness to design lab peers, and generosity in sharing time, advice and project materials.

2012 Recipient: Michael Tamm

Eligibility & Application Notes

  • 3rd, 4th, or 5th year standing in 2012-13 academic year.
  • One recommendation from an instructor is required.
  • One recommendation from a peer in design lab is required.

Frederic Peter Young Memorial Scholarship ($1000)

Mr. and Mrs. Peter Young established this scholarship in memory of their son Frederick. It recognizes students with an interest in building, construction, or related fields.

2012 Recipient: Ryan Chandler

Eligibility & Application Notes

  • 3rd, 4th or 5th year standing in 2012-13 academic year.
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA.
  • Demonstrated financial need by verified by FAFSA data.
  • A statement describing interest in a career in building, construction, or related field is required (see application).

Kruger Bensen Ziemer Scholarship ($1000) Not offered for 2012

This award is offered to a top-ranked Architecture student who demonstrates an interest in pursuing a California architectural registration after graduation.

Eligibility & Application Notes

  • Open to all class levels for 2012-13 academic year.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • A statement detailing the proposed use of funds is required (see application).

Mackey Deasy Memorial Scholarship ($570) Not offered for 2012

The Mackey Deasy memorial Scholarship was established in honor of Mackey who graduated from Cal Poly in 1973 with a degree in Architecture

Eligibility & Application Notes

  • 3rd year standing in 2012-13 academic year.

 

Michael Shannon Scholarship ($500)

This scholarship was established in honor of Michael Loren Newberry Shannon who received his B.S. in Design in 1993 and an M.S. in Architecture in 1998. Michael made his way through the undergraduate and graduate architecture curriculum in spite of having major mobility restrictions and being substantially hard of hearing since being hit by a drunk driver in 1987. This scholarship is to support Architecture students with physical disabilities.

2012 Recipient: Ryan Craney

Eligibility & Application Notes

  • Open to all class levels for 2012-13 academic year.
  • Minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA.
  • Recipient must have a physical disability.

Richard Lee Fisher Memorial (3 @ $3,000)

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(Richard Fisher pictured in front row, second from left)

The Fisher family established this scholarship in 1991. The scholarship assists Architecture majors selected to participate in the Danish International Studies (DIS) program in Copenhagen, Denmark. Richard's year at DIS was the highlight of his professional education, and the family would like to help offer this opportunity to other Architecture students.

NOTE: The scholarship amount is not always the same but must be $3,000 minimum and all awards must be equal if more than one is given.

2012 Recipient: Kristin Akin-Zimmerman, Kelly Kha, and Andi Laska

Eligibility & Application Notes

  • 4th year standing on 2012-13 academic year.
  • Student must be selected to participate in DIS

In Memoriam, Mrs. Florence Fisher.

It is with great sadness that the Architecture Department together with the CAED acknowledge the passing of Mrs. Florence Fisher on Monday, August 23rd, 2010.  Florence’s son Richard Fisher was an architecture student at Cal Poly in the 1970’s who passed away from cancer in 1990. Shortly thereafter his wife, Dr. Beth Fisher, father-in-law, Hal Stein, and a close friend, Andrew Sussman, set up an endowment scholarship fund in his memory. Richard’s parents, Florence and James Fisher, provided the largest share and continued to contribute generously to this fund for the rest of their lives.

For over twenty years, the family and a close friend have supported the Richard Lee Fisher Memorial Scholarship Fund that has helped decades of architecture students participating in the Danish Study Abroad (DIS) Program in Copenhagen, Denmark to meet the financial challenges of a full academic year off campus. The scholarship has provided an important connection to the memory of their son, husband, and friend. This was especially true for Florence Fisher who continued to exchange letters and emails with the scholarship recipients during their time at DIS, and who enjoyed meeting the students each year at the annual CAED award ceremony until the time of her death. 

This year the Richard Lee Fisher Memorial scholarship has provided one $3500 award to each of three architecture students for the 2011-12 academic year. This is the largest scholarship of its kind within the College of Architecture and Environmental Design. We thank the Fisher family and friends who are carrying forward the memory of loved ones in the tradition of giving.

R. L. Graves Jr. Scholarship ($600) Not offered for 2012

The R. L. Graves Scholarship provides financial support for an Architecture student participating in the Danish International Study Program (DIS).It is granted to the top ranked applicant(s) as determined by the Architecture Department Scholarship Committee.

Eligibility & Application Notes

  • 4th year standing in 2012-13 academic year.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Must be accepted into the DIS program. Financial need optional.

Daniel L. Panetta Memorial Scholarship ($600) Offered through CAED

Since Dan's passion for sustainability motivated him to be instrumental in developing a minor in Sustainable Environments, this scholarship is awarded to an Architecture student who excels in the integrating of sustainability in design projects.

 

Morris Poindexter Memorial Scholarship ($1000)

The Morris Poindexter Memorial Scholarship supports transfer students majoring in Architecture. Mr. Poindexter was a succesful Architect and Cal Poly graduate.

 

 

Peter Hoyt Berg Memorial Scholarship ($900) Not offered for 2012

Peter Berg was a 1956 graduate of Cal Poly who has supported the College throughout his impressive and long career in architecture. Mr. Berg was a founding member of Gensler Associates. Peter and Ida Mae Berg's generous donations were celebrated in the naming of the College's largest gallery in 2005.

 

 

Faculty Nominated Awards

The following are awards based on nominations provided by the faculty or competitions available to architecture students.

Duerk Technology Enhancement Award

This award is given to an entering freshman with great financial need, and will purchase or license the required software and peripherals that the student will need in his/her first year of study.

2012 Recipient: To be awarded in Fall 2012

Larry H. Loh, Architect, Architecture Design Excellence ($500)

Emeritus Professor Larry H. Loh taught in the Architecture Department and in the City and Regional Planning Department at Cal Poly, SLO and Pomona for 25 years prior to retirement in 2001. He offers this scholarship to encourage and motivate students to excel in integration of architecture and site design.

2012 Recipient: Monica Mader

Arcosanti Workshop Scholarship ($2700) not offered for 2012

Alumni Douglas Lee and Ron Sakahara of Lee & Sakahara Architects established two scholarships each in the amount of $1,350 for two students to attend one of the summer workshops offered by the Cosanti Foundation at Arcosanti, AZ. These scholarships are intended to support and encourage students who are interested in learning more about issues of urban sustainability.

 

Robert Hifumi Odo Scholarship ($3000)

This award was established in memory of architecture alumnus Bob Odo by the architecture and planning firm of McLarand, Vasquez, and Partners. This award is available to a third- or fourth-year architecture student who shows outstanding ability in architecture design and overall academic performance.

2012 Recipient: Mason Hayes

MBH Architects Scholarship Endowment ($600)

This scholarship will support a well-rounded student enrolled in any class level within the Architecture program at Cal Poly. The ideal candidate will exhibit exceptional design sense and the leadership and critical thinking skills required for a distinguished future in architecture.

2012 Recipient: Posin Wang

Oltmans Construction Company Scholarship for Design Excellence ($1200)

This award is offered to an architecture student who has completed or is in the process of completing fourth-year design and practice. Students are selected based on their distinction in architectural design, general scholastic excellence, professional promise, and portfolio review.

2012 Recipient: Marki Becker

Vellum Best of Show Award ($500)

The Vellum "Best of Show Award" goes to the piece of furniture the jury deems to be the most beautiful, functional and unique. Having good production characteristics is considered to be an asset, but is not mandatory. This year's Best of Show by Scott Mann had exemplary mass producable production characteristics. It was also considered by the jury to be very comfortable, as well as the most attractive and well put together.

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Vellum GJ Gardner: Cradle to Cardle Award ($250)

The "GJ_Gardner Cradle to Cradle Award" goes to the piece with the same characteristics as "Best of Show", but also features a small Eco-logical footprint. This year's piece by Daniel Dolan was considered to be an excellent example of adaptive re-use.

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Vellum garcia architecture + design: Modern Master Award ($250)

The "garcia architecture + design: Modern Master Award" goes to the piece with the same characteristics as "Best of Show", but also closely aligns with the ideals of the Modern Masters.

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Special Scholarships

George Agron Memorial Scholarship ($1000)

The George Agron Scholarship is open to graduate students pursuing the master of Science in Architecture degree. Candidates are selected based on their special interests in architectural research related to their advanced professional studies in architecture. The selection criteria include academic excellence, commitment to architectural applied research and professional promise. Available to graduate students only, coordinated by James Doerfler.

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Architecture Department Recognition Awards

Architecture Department Academic Excellence not offered for 2012

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Architecture Department Service Award not offered for 2012

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