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Architecture Student Research Grant

About the ASRG

The annual Architecture Student Research Grant (ASRG), initiated by the Class of 2013, provides a unique opportunity for student research projects. The Architecture Student Research Grant in 2017 calls for projects that push the boundaries and possibilities of the discipline of architecture. Successful propositions will discover new forms and methods of working, making, and representing.

2018 ASRG

Application Deadline: Friday, April 13, 2018 at 12:00pm (Noon)

Grant winners will be announced by April 27, 2018. Presentation of the work to the College as a short lecture and gallery exhibition will be in Fall 2018.  

The 2018 ASRG program will award three winning projects of up to $1,500 each. The Grant will be funded through the Architecture Program Chair's office and through the generous gift of alumni Adam Smith and Lisa Sauve of Synecdoche, Ann Arbor.


All Bachelor of Science, Master of Architecture, or Doctoral Students in the Architecture Program at Taubman College who are currently enrolled and continuing in the 2017 - 2018 year are eligible to apply. Students can include team members from other disciplines, as well as from different stages of education (e.g. an undergrad / grad team). Solo proposals will be accepted. At least one team member must be from Taubman College.


Projects can take many forms: built objects, public installations, experiments, representations, written work, etc. The research will be presented as both an exhibition and public lecture. The budget must be realistic; projects that convey a strong awareness of their research / exhibition costs and how they plan to optimize the use of their funds will be favored.


All submissions should be sent as a single PDF attachment file to 2018_Ar.sprv0k4ahx210l0i@u.box.com by the deadline (Please note, the attachment is saved to a Box, but the email text is not). The material will be evaluated anonymously by a blind jury of college faculty. Applicants must ensure that no part of the submission could be used to identify them by name.

Naming Convention- YourProposalTitle_ASRG_2018

  • 1 page project proposal that contains an abstract of no more than 400 words; the page may include images
  • 1 page proposed project schedule
  • 1 page line-item budget
  • Samples of previous work for each team member (not to exceed 1 page/architecture student)

The final step is to send an email to Laura Brown. List the Proposal title, and names and unique names of the students
Questions? Please contact Laura Brown, laurajbr@umich.edu



The 2017 ASRG program awarded winning projects of up to $1,500 each. Starting this year, the Grant will be funded through 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 Submission Deadline was Wednesday, April 5, 2017.

The winning projects are listed below:

  • "Flat Diorama" by Jihye Julie Choe with Faculty Advisors Dawn Gilpin and Ana Morcillo Pallares
  • "Architectural Elements" by Naree Byun (M.Arch) and Sam Zou (M.Arch) with faculty advisor Viola Ago
  • "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

More information on the 2017 ASRG projects can be found here.

Thank you to 2017 ASRG faculty jury:
Mick Kennedy
Jong-Jin Kim
Sean Vance