2021 Architects Foundation Scholars Selected

Scholarships recognize and support diverse future leaders of the profession.

WASHINGTON –July 13, 2021 – The Architects Foundation today announced the recipients for four of its scholarship programs that support future leaders of the profession in equity, diversity, and sustainability.

The Architects Foundation is continuing to support the future of the architecture profession by recognizing and supporting scholars through an ever-expanding scholarship and grant program offering. Programs listed below represent the latest recipients of the Architects Foundation’s scholarship and grant programs.

2021 Diversity Advancement Scholarship The Architects Foundation is continuing to support diversity in the architecture profession by awarding its Diversity Advancement Scholarship to 12 students entering architecture school. Each of the students will receive $4,000 per year towards tuition for the next five years totaling $20,000 each. This year’s recipients are:

2021 Payette Sho-Ping Chin Memorial Academic Scholarship

The Architects Foundation is awarding the 2021 Payette Sho-Ping Chin Memorial Academic Scholarship to Brittney Sooksengdao. Sooksengdao, a student at Virginia Tech, will receive a $10,000 scholarship intended to support the education of women in architecture. She will also be mentored by an architect at Payette for the scholarship year. Sooksengdao is the sixth recipient of the scholarship, which honors late architect Sho-Ping Chin, FAIA, a long-time principal at Payette and a healthcare practice leader who was instrumental in defining and elevating the national discourse for women in design.

2021 a/e ProNet David W. Lakamp AIA Scholarship

The Architects Foundation is awarding the 2021 a/e ProNet David W. Lakamp AIA Scholarship to Alexandra Gottlin, University of Oregon, and Schola Eburuoh, Harvard Graduate School of Design. Each will receive $5,000 to be used towards tuition for demonstrating a strong interest in practice and risk management. The scholarship honors David W. Lakamp, who was a founder of a/e ProNet and a trusted advisor to the profession of architecture.

2021 Yann Weymouth Graduate Scholarship

The Architects Foundation is awarding the 2021 Yann Weymouth Graduate Scholarship to Josh Greene. Greene, a student at Yale University, will receive a $5,000 scholarship towards tuition for demonstrating an exemplary work focus of design that includes sustainability, resilience, wellness, and beauty. The scholarship honors practicing architect Yann Weymouth, FAIA, who will also mentor Greene.

About The Architects Foundation

As the philanthropic partner of The American Institute of Architects, the Architects Foundation attracts, inspires, and invests in a next-generation design community through scholarships and exhibitions. The Architects Foundation owns the historic Octagon building in the nation’s capital, activating the space to demonstrate the value architects and architecture bring to culture.

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