2016-2017 Awards for Excellence!

Awards are presented to only one Architecture/Landscape/Interiors student per each comprehensive design studio each year.

 

 

Design studio instructors were requested to select one student to receive the award based on: consistent presence, participation, and effort; development and use of skills; clarity and incorporation of concept; consistent design development; and clarity and scope of presentation. Each instructor chose their awardee independently, without knowledge of other instructors’ selections.

Awards were presented by Instructors at the public opening of 2017 Annual Exhibition on Saturday, May 13, 2017.

Architecture/Landscape/Interiors 2016-2017 Awards for Excellence

Mohanad Alsarheed
Studio 1, Fall 2016 – selection by Studio 1 Instructor, Gregory Van Grunsven
Studio 2, Spring 2017 – selection by Studio 2 Instructor, Gary Lai

Erim Ayhan
Studio 5, Fall 2016 – selection by Studio 5 Instructor, Matias Creimer

Juan Febres-Cordero
Studio 3A, Fall 2016 – selection by Studio 3A Instructor, David Reddy
Studio 4B, Spring 2017 – selection by Studio 4B Instructor, Anali Gharakhani

Ibrahim Ghulam
Studio 6, Spring 2017 – selection by Studio 6 Instructor, Greg Kochanowski

Eliana Ramirez
Studio 1, Spring 2017 – selection by Studio 1 Instructor, Gregory Van Grunsven

Wei Qiu
Studio 3B, Fall 2016 – selection by Studio 3B Instructor, Felicia Martin
Studio 4A, Spring 2017 – selection by Studio 4A Instructor, Richard Lundquist

 

See several instructors’ remarks regarding their awardee selection below.

Mohanad Alsarheed
Studio 1, Fall 2016
“Mohanad consistently challenges himself with difficult design concepts. He is highly self-motivated. The standard he is aiming for is often set by him, as much as by the course work or instructor. This willingness to be one’s own taskmaster is a very important quality for a designer. Here’s to more of that drive in his future studies!” – Gregory Van Grunsven, Studio 1 Instructor

Ibrahim Ghulam
Studio 6, Spring 2017
“It was a real joy to have you in studio. Your work ethic, ability to self-critique your project, level of presentation, and overall attitude set an example for the entire class.” – Greg Kochanowski, Studio 6 Instructor

Eliana Ramirez
Studio 1, Spring 2017
“Eliana has a strong vision as a designer. This vision comes on early in a project, and is well articulated. More importantly, she holds on to this vision while confronted with things like stair dimensions, ramp ratios, and required head clearances, that typically corrupt these intentions. Eliana constantly draws and models, thus resolving conflicts between imagination and reality.” – Gregory Van Grunsven, Studio 1 Instructor

Wei Qiu
Studio 3B, Fall 2016
“It is with great pleasure that I present the Award for Excellence in Design to Wei Qiu. Wei, it was a joy working with you over the course of the semester. Your consistency, thoughtfulness, and hard work is an inspiration. Your response to the brief for Project 2 was programmatically clear, spatially complex, and, above all, beautiful. I wish you the best of luck as you move forward and grow as a designer.” – Felicia Martin, Studio 3B Instructor

Wei Qiu
Studio 4A, Spring 2017
“I selected Wei for this award based on his determination and skill at acquiring the tools and knowledge necessary to realize his design.” – Richard Lundquist, Studio 4A Instructor

 

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Winners of the 2016-2017 Awards for Excellence, with their award certificates
May 13, 2017
left to right: Mohanad Alsarheed, Ibrahim Ghulam, Erim Ayhan, Eliana Ramirez, Juan Febres-Cordero, and Wei Qiu

 

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