Urban Design Student Awards

The portfolios that M.Arch, AAD, & UD students are required to submit to graduate are used to assist the Committees in determining the recipients of these awards. Portfolios should be submitted to the Dean's Office, 402 Avery Hall by 10 am, Wednesday, May 11th, 2016. This is a strict deadline. All awards will be announced at the School Commencement ceremony.

GSAPP Prize for Excellence

This prize is intended to recognize the student whose work in the Urban Design Program has been most outstanding.

Honor Awards for Excellence in Design

Graduating students in M.Arch, AAD & UD are eligible. The prize is for high quality of work in the design studios during the student’s program of studies at Columbia.

William Ware Prize for Excellence in Design / Saul Kaplan Traveling Fellowship

Graduating students in AAD and UD are eligible. This prize is awarded to recognize the student whose work in the studios has been outstanding and is funded by a bequest from Saul Kaplan (M.Arch ‘57). The prize is for travel and study following graduation.

Visual Studies Award

Computing/Media/Design award Graduating students in M.Arch, AAD, UD & CCCP are eligible. This prize is for innovative use of computing media in architectural research, design and fabrication. This may include spatial explorations, which involve simulations/animations, multimedia scripting, interactive environments/interfaces, datavisualization, or fabrication. Students who wish to be considered for this prize should submit their projects on CD-ROM, DVD or as a URL to a web site, to the Dean's Office, 402 Avery Hall, by 5 pm on Wednesday, May 11th, 2016. Award is announced at graduation.

Lucille Smyser Lowenfish Memorial Prize

Graduating students in M.Arch, AAD & UD are eligible. This award is given to the graduating student who submits the best final semester design problem in each studio section. Decision is made by studio critic prior to commencement.

Percival and Naomi Goodman Fellowship

Graduating students in M.Arch, AAD, UP, UD, HP, and CCCP are eligible. The purpose of the Fellowship is to enable the recipient to carry out a project of social significance related to the interests of Percival Goodman. Projects should be strongly humanist and excite the possibility that lives can be changed for the better. Proposal deadline: TBD (spring 2016). The project may be undertaken anywhere in the world. It may last up to one year after graduation and must be concluded with a final report.

Please see the Goodman Fellowship webpage for more information and application instructions.

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