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2017 Architecture Student Research Grant Winners Announced

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

2017 Architecture Student Research Grant Winners Announced

The annual Architecture Student Research Grant (ASRG), initiated by the Class of 2013, provides a unique opportunity for student research projects. In its fifth year, the ASRG continues to evolve and will now be funded by the Architecture Program Chair's office and through the generous gift of alumni Adam Smith and Lisa Sauve of Synecdoche, Ann Arbor. The 2017 ASRG will award three winning projects up to $1,500 each. The following three projects were selected out of a competitive group of 18 submissions made across the architecture degree programs. The work will be presented and exhibited in the Fall of 2017.

Congratulations to the 2017 ASRG Winners:

  • "Architectural Stereotype" by Jihye Choe (M.Arch), Naree Byun (M.Arch), Sam Zou (M.Arch) with virtual reality advisor Theodore Hall
  • "Specific Spaces" by Cassandra Orit Rota (UG Arch) with faculty advisor Hans Tursack
  • "Knot" by Laura Devine (M.Arch), Scott Deisher (M.Arch), and Ali AlYousefi (M.Arch) with faculty advisor John McMorrough

This year’s faculty jury; Mick Kennedy, Jong-Jin Kim, and Sean Vance selected the winning projects based on the following criterion: Clarity of the proposal in terms of concept, background materials, methods of research and proposals for documentation; Perceived benefits of the research and documentation to the academic and professional development of the students; Perceived benefits of the research and documentation to the larger community of knowledge at the Taubman College.

For more information about the grant and previous winners: http://taubmancollege.umich.edu/architecture/students/architecture-student-research-grant