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Architecture

Awards


The faculty of the Architecture Department annually honors three graduating Master of Architecture students for their exemplary performance.  The awards are medals and certificates from national organizations that wish to honor graduating students nationwide who excel in their respective accredited first professional degree programs.  The recipients of these awards are determined by a nomination process and majority vote of the Architecture Department faculty.  The names of the recipients are announced at the School’s annual graduation ceremony and Honors and Awards Ceremony.  Students enrolled in the Master of Architecture or the Master of Science in Architecture are eligible for the King Student Medal.

The four nationally prestigious awards are:


The Alpha Rho Chi Medal from the National Professional Fraternity for Architecture and the Allied Arts recognizes graduating seniors who excel academically and in service to their respective programs. 


The AIA Henry Adams Medal from the American Institute of Architects is awarded to the “top-ranking” graduating student for “general excellence” throughout the course of his or her architectural studies in a first professional degree program accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB).


The AIA Henry Adams Certificate of Merit from the American Institute of Architects is awarded to the “second-ranking” graduating student for “general excellence” throughout the course of his or her architectural studies in a first professional degree program accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB).


The King Student Medal from the Architectural Research Centers Consortium is awarded to the student that has demonstrated achievement in research while participating in the Master of Architecture or Master of Science in Architecture degree.


Graduating Undergraduate students are eligible to win awards as well. The names of the recipients are announced at the School’s annual graduation ceremony and Honors and Awards Ceremony.


The undergraduate awards include:


Excellence in Academics Award is typically awarded to the student with the top grade point average.


Excellence in Design Award is typically awarded to the student with the top design studio point average, or as nominated by the Architecture Department faculty.  The winner(s) are selected based on majority vote of the Architecture Department faculty. 


Excellence in Leadership Award is typically awarded to the student who has demonstrated leadership in the department, and has been nominated by the Architecture Department faculty.  The winner(s) are selected based on majority vote of the Architecture Department faculty.