Architects Foundation announces the Yann Weymouth Scholarship
Scholarship to provide financial support to architecture student and mentorship from Yann Weymouth, AIA.
Washington, D.C. – April 18, 2018 – The Architects Foundation is announcing the establishment of a new scholarship program in honor of architect Yann Weymouth, AIA.
“I am deeply honored to be a part of this scholarship,” said Weymouth. “This opportunity will allow me to engage, mentor, and guide some of the most talented young architecture students so that they can carry the torch forward to shape our future. For that, I am deeply grateful.”
The Yann Weymouth Scholarship will be granted annually—beginning next year—to a graduate architecture student dedicated to integrating exceptional design with sustainable initiatives. In addition to financial support, students will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to personally seek guidance and support from Weymouth.
During his career, Weymouth served as chief of design for I.M. Pei on the National Gallery of Art East Wing in Washington and the Grand Louvre Project in Paris. In addition, he held positions as senior vice president, design director, and worldwide design board member for HOK Architects, where he contributed to four major museum commissions in the state of Florida. He now serves as Design Director of St. Pete Design Group.
“We are grateful for the opportunity to celebrate Yann’s world-renowned career with this scholarship,” said Architects Foundation President Jeffery Potter, FAIA. “I look forward to seeing his impact on these students translate into successful careers in the architecture profession.”
The Architects Foundation held a private reception at the Octagon Thursday to honor Weymouth and announce the scholarship. At the event, Weymouth was joined by his daughter Katharine and his wife Susana; David Skorton, Smithsonian Institution; Chien Chung Pei, AIA, Pei Partnership Architects; William Hellmuth, FAIA, HOK; Charles Hine, Salvador Dalí Museum; Laura Hine, The James Museum; Mary Jordan and Kevin Sullivan, Washington Post.
About the Architects Foundation
The Architects Foundation was created to celebrate architecture’s value by advancing tomorrow’s design leaders and preserving architectural treasures of the past. Through its scholarship programs, the Foundation aims to attract and cultivate a diverse next generation of architects, and provide new opportunities to support the evolution of the profession. The Architects Foundation also preserves the historic Octagon building in the nation’s capital, seeking ways to best express the values of historic preservation work and keep the Octagon’s legacy alive with exhibits, educational programs and partnerships. For more information, visit the Architects Foundation website.