Architects Foundation announces inaugural recipients of the 2019 AF/McAslan Fellowship

WASHINGTON –May 28, 2019 – The Architects Foundation is awarding the inaugural 2019 Architects Foundation/McAslan Fellowship to Cooper Union student Vaughn Lewis and University of Nebraska-Lincoln student Shayla Dick.  

The scholarship supports travel experiences for two top graduating students to engage with McAslan+Partners and the World Monuments Fund.

Lewis and Dick will participate in the restoration of the Madame Gauthier Villa in Port au Prince, Haiti, engaging the World Monuments Fund alongside McAslan+Partners. The program is part of the U.S. State Department’s newly awarded Ambassador’s Fund.

“A number of years after the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti I had the good fortune to meet Viviane Gauthier, the celebrated Haitian dancer, at her Gingerbread home and studio in Port au Prince,” said John McAslan, Hon. FAIA. “Viviane’s glorious personality inspired me—with her support—to launch a project there to celebrate her beautiful historic home with a restoration and legacy plan. This Fellowship, generously supported by the Architects Foundation, will play a key role in the ongoing restoration program of Viviane’s historic home.”

Applications for the 2020 AF/McAslan Fellowship will open in the fall of 2019.

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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