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Current Fellows


William Muschenheim Fellowship - Liz Gálvez

Liz received her Master of Architecture with a concentration in History Theory and Criticism from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology School of Architecture and Planning, where she was awarded the Department of Architecture Graduate Fellowship. After completion of her graduate coursework, she studied in Austria as the recipient of the Seebacher Prize for the Fine Arts under sponsorship of the American Austrian Foundation. Since 2016, Liz has taught at the Boston Architectural College and has served as a critic on reviews at MIT, the BAC, and RISD. Previously, she was a Teaching Assistant to foundational architecture studios at MIT. Liz currently practices at Merge Architects in Boston. She has formerly worked with NADAAA, Will Bruder Architects, and Rojkind Arquitectos. Her graduate thesis, Life Under the Desert Sun: Dust Storms, Steam Baths and Outhouses for the Unencumbered Desert Dweller, engages questions of housing typology, collectivity, lifestyle, and domesticity in the American Southwest. Liz’s research focuses on American Housing models, with an emphasis on questions of culture.

Walter B. Sanders Fellow - De Peter Yi

De Peter Yi is an architect and designer. He holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Michigan, where he received the Wallenberg Award, and a Master of Architecture from Rice University, where he received the AIA Henry Adams Certificate and the William D. Darden Thesis Award. He was awarded a 2016 Graham Foundation Grant for the forthcoming publication Building Subjects, a proposal for housing’s anachronistic parts. He has practiced with Studio Gang Architects in Chicago, WW Architecture in Houston, and 1100 Architect in New York, designing several housing and adaptive reuse projects both built and under construction. His ongoing research mines and reimagines the physical and intangible forces that bring form together toward new modes of design theory and practice.

Willard A. Oberdick Fellow - Gabriel Cuellar

Gabriel Cuéllar is an architect and writer currently based in New York City. He completed his master studies at the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam. His work has been exhibited at the Parsons School of Design, the House of World Cultures, the Canadian Centre for Architecture, and the Netherlands Architecture Institute. Cadaster, the practice he directs with Athar Mufreh, was awarded the Architectural League Prize in 2018.

Urban and Regional Planning

Sojourner Truth Fellowship - Claudia B. Issac

Dr. Claudia B. Isaac, conducts community engaged scholarship & practice that focus on community driven practice, particularly concerning community education, local organization development and scholarly civic engagement. She conducts layperson training and participatory evaluation, and directs community based participatory research in the areas of community economic development and poverty alleviation, food systems planning, affordable housing, neighborhood planning and land use, metropolitan redevelopment, and community capacity building. She works with government, nonprofit and educational organizations to help disenfranchised people to produce community driven plans, evaluations, and policies. She is a planning professor at The University of New Mexico School of Architecture and Planning. Education; Ph.D., UCLA; MPA/URP, Princeton University; BA, Bryn Mawr College.