Student Awards

School-wide awards

Prizes will be announced at the GSAPP Commencement ceremony on May 13, 2017.
ALI JAWAD MALIK MEMORIAL HISTORY/THEORY HONOR AWARD
Graduating students in all programs are eligible. This award is in recognition of the high quality of work in the history/theory sequence. Submit two or more papers on architectural history written for GSAPP or Art History Dept. courses with instructor’s comments (if possible) via the online application Deadline: Friday, May 5th at NOON.
GSAPP WRITING PRIZE
Graduating students in all programs are eligible. This award is given to a graduating student for an outstanding essay, paper, or thesis on the history or theory of architecture written for a class during their time enrolled at GSAPP. Students should submit one essay, paper, or thesis that they consider strongest (and best written) via the online application Deadline: Friday, May 5th at NOON.
VISUALIZATION AWARD
Graduating students in all programs who have taken advanced courses in Architecture's Visual Studies sequence 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, data visualization, or fabrication. Submit work via the online application Deadline: Friday, May 5th at midnight.
WILLIAM KINNE FELLOWS TRAVELING PRIZE
Graduating students in all programs are eligible. These awards are granted on the merit of proposals submitted for travel abroad incorporating the study of architecture, including planning and other specialized aspects of architecture. Deadline: Friday, April 14th at 10:00 AM

Prizes open to multiple programs

LUCILLE SMYSER LOWENFISH MEMORIAL PRIZE
Graduating students in M.Arch, AAD & UD are eligible. This award is given to the graduating student in each final-semester studio whose work is most outstanding.
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. 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. Proposal deadline: Monday, April 3rd, 10:00 AM
CURE AWARD
Awarded to students in Real Estate Development, Urban Planning and Architecture by the Dean and affiliated faculty of the Center for Urban Real Estate (CURE.) The award is given to students who have excelled in the advancement of transdisciplinary research in urban development By dedicating themselves to one or several research projects which balance inquiries and methods relating to design, finance and public policy, this award is given in recognition of a graduate whose contribution can be defined as inspirational, innovative and constructive.

M. Arch 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 must be submitted by Wednesday, May 10 at 10 AM to the 4th floor Avery Hall. This is a strict deadline.
HONOR AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN DESIGN
The prize is for high quality of work in the design studios during the student’s program of studies at Columbia.
AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN TOTAL DESIGN
This prize is for excellence in total design.
CHARLES McKIM PRIZE FOR EXCELLENCE IN DESIGN / SAUL KAPLAN TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP
This prize is recognizes the student whose work throughout 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.
ALPHA RHO CHI MEDAL
This prize is for the student who has shown ability in leadership over the past 2-3 years in the School and who gives promise of professional merit through their attitude and personality.
AIA HENRY ADAMS MEDAL
This prize is awarded to the student who has maintained the best general standard in all sequences during the professional course over the past 2-3 years in the School.
BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES HONOR AWARD
This award is awarded to the student who most demonstrates an ability to incorporate building science and technologies into the issues of architectural design. Selection is based on students’ academic record in Building Technology coursework and the portfolio review. Applying students’ end of year portfolios should include work from advanced Building Science and Technologies courses.
‘AVERY 6’ AWARD

This student-nominated prize is awarded to the graduating M.Arch student

  1. Whose work questions the standards of architecture and promises to change the profession.
  2. Whose commitment within studio and the school at large has earned the respect of the student body.

AUD 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 must be submitted by Wednesday, May 10 at 10 AM to the 4th floor of Avery Hall. This is a strict deadline.
HONOR AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN DESIGN
The prize is for high quality of work in the design studios during the student’s program of studies at Columbia.
GSAPP PRIZE FOR EXCELLENCE
This prize is intended to recognize the student whose work in the Urban Design Program has been most outstanding.

AAD 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 must be submitted by Wednesday, May 10 at 10 AM to the 4th floor of Avery Hall. This is a strict deadline.
HONOR AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN DESIGN
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
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.

CCCP Awards

CCCP THESIS AWARDS
  1. For the thesis exhibiting the most rigorous conceptual development and the most complementary format or medium.
  2. For the thesis making the most significant contribution to the public sphere and which includes a realized component.
CCCP PROGRAM AWARD
This prize is for high academic attainment in the CCCP Program.

HP AWARDS

FACULTY AWARDS FOR OUTSTANDING THESIS
For outstanding thesis in Historic Preservation.
PEER TO PEER AWARD
This award is given in recognition of outstanding service to classmates, faculty, and school.

RED AWARDS

HANK BELL ENTREPRENEURIAL AWARD
This award is for the student that best embodies Professor Emeritus Hank Bell’s entrepreneurial spirit.
SERVICE AWARD
This award is for student participation and leadership within the RED Program.
SCHOLASTIC PERFORMANCE
This award is for high academic attainment.

UP Awards

AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF CERTIFIED PLANNERS OUTSTANDING STUDENT AWARD
This prize is for outstanding attainment in the study of Urban Planning.
NEW YORK CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN PLANNING ASSOCIATION’S AWARD
This award is for academic excellence and leadership in Urban Planning.
CHARLES ABRAMS THESIS AWARD
For a thesis that best exemplifies a commitment to social justice.
URBAN PLANNING PROGRAM AWARD
This prize is for high academic attainment.
PLANNING CHALLENGE AWARD
For a thesis that makes a substantive contribution to our understanding of a contemporary planning issue.
PLANNING RESEARCH DESIGN AWARD
For a thesis that exemplifies a commitment to research methodology and/or planning techniques.
PEER TO PEER AWARD
This award is given in recognition of outstanding service to classmates, faculty, and school.