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American Institute of Architects (AIA) National and Huron Valley Chapter scholarships awarded to three architecture students

University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning announced the 2011 AIA National/AIA Huron Valley Graduate Scholarships. Awards are presented to students whose projects “embody the exciting promise of realization while addressing real world challenges.” A jury of architects representing the AIA Huron Valley Chapter selected this year’s recipients and chose from student work showcased in the College’s 2011 Architecture Student Show, "Fresh.” A total of $2,250 was awarded to graduate student, Branden Clements and undergraduate students, Stephanie Choate and Jonathan Swendris.
Branden Clements will be a second year dual degree graduate student studying architecture and engineering.  He attended Ball State University where he received his bachelor’s degree graduating Summa Cum Laude and is from Evansville, Ind.
Stephanie Choate and Jonathan Swendis will graduate this spring with bachelor of science degrees. Stephanie will be furthering her studies at Taubman College by pursuing her master’s in architecture.  She is from Milford, Mich. and has worked with a national construction company while completing her undergraduate degree.
Jonathan is from Ann Arbor and while at U-M received the 2010 Willeke Portfolio Competition Honorable Mention. He has been active with Freedom By Design, a student organization that provides free construction services for community organizations and individuals in need. He will attend Yale University in the fall to begin his master’s in architecture.
AIA Huron Valley is comprised of registered architects from Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston, Monroe, and Washtenaw counties.  The chapter engages in initiatives to increase the public’s knowledge and appreciation of architecture and the built environment, as well as promote advocacy for the profession.

Through scholarships, mentorships, and collaborative programs with architecture students, Taubman College and AIA Huron Valley hope to enhance connections between architecture programs and professional practice.

Mar 21, 2011

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