Architects Foundation announces winners of the 2019-2020 a/e ProNet David W. Lakamp AIA Scholarship

WASHINGTON – May 28, 2019 – The Architects Foundation is awarding the 2019-2020 a/e ProNet David W. Lakamp AIA Scholarship to Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) student Vardhan Mehta and Texas A&M University student Hassan Anifowose.

Mehta will be a master’s student at the Harvard GSD this fall, and Anifowose is a doctorate student at Texas A&M University. Each will receive $5,000 to be used towards tuition for demonstrating a strong interest in practice and risk management.

“The Architects Foundation is honored to partner with a/e ProNet in supporting students on the path to being firm leaders of the future,” said The Architects Foundation Executive Director Marci Reed.

The scholarship honors David W. Lakamp, who was a founder of a/e ProNet and a trusted advisor to the profession of architecture. Lakamp’s legacy of professionalism and integrity set new standards in the field of insurance services.

“a/e ProNet thanks the Architects Foundation for providing the jury with so many deserving candidates for this year's scholarship grants,” said a/e ProNet David W. Lakamp AIA Scholarship Committee Chair Thomas Coghlan. “The winning applicants Vardhan Mehta and Hassan Anifowose are worthy recipients due to their exceptional academic and professional work histories."

Applications for the 2020-2021 a/e ProNet David W. Lakamp Scholarship will open in the fall of 2019. Complete details are available on the Architect Foundations’ website.

About The Architects Foundation

The Architects Foundation was created to celebrate architecture’s value by advancing tomorrow’s design leaders. Through its scholarship programs, the Foundation aims to attract, inspire and invest in 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, keeping the Octagon’s legacy alive through exhibits, educational programs and partnerships. For more information, visit the Architects Foundation website.


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