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GSAPP Incubator Prize

2020 21incubator
21 October 2020

Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation Announces the Recipients of the 2020-2021 GSAPP Incubator Prize for Alumni-led Projects

Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020-2021 GSAPP Incubator Prize. Dedicated to the topic of Climate, Health, and Cities, the Prize offers direct financial support of $10,000 each to GSAPP alumni who are developing projects that engage these pressing issues through a range of approaches spanning critical discourse, research, and active practice in architecture and its related fields.

The Prize was established in 2019 as an extension of the GSAPP Incubator, a project that seeks to expand the territory between academia and the profession, and promotes new models of practice by supporting alumni in the development of a wide range of new ideas and projects about architecture, contemporary culture, and the future of the city. The cohort of Prize recipients will meet in closed workshops during the course of the year, and will present their projects at a public event at the School during the Spring 2021 semester. This year the School received submissions from over 100 alumni who graduated between 2005 and 2020, and with the generosity of donor support GSAPP is delighted to be able to offer additional prizes. We are grateful for the opportunity to be able to assist recent alumni graduating in this time of professional uncertainty. An additional 25 prizes are being distributed in 2020 and 2021, and the School is awarding sixteen prizes this year to the following recipients:

Sean Ansanelli ‘13 MSUP
Carlo Bailey '15 MARCH
Zoe Kauder Nalebuff '20 MSCCCP
Palvasha Sophia Khan '20 MSAUD
Maider Llaguno-Munitxa '10 MSAAD
Einat Lubliner ’20 MSAUD
Frank Mandell '20 MARCH
Kate McNamara '20 MARCH
Eduardo Meneses '20 MARCH
Rafaela Olivares '20 MSAAD
James Piacentini '20 MArch, '20 MSUP
Linda Schilling Cuellar '18 MSAUD
Amewusika Sedzro '13 MSUP
Alexandra Tell '20 MSCCCP
Lorenzo Villaggi '15 MARCH
Yile Xu '20 MSAUD

Collectively, their projects reflect the breadth of approaches with which the Columbia GSAPP alumni community critically and creatively explores new ways of addressing the urgent issues of today. Learn more about the alumni and their projects here.