2018 Connecticut Architecture Foundation Scholarships Announced


(JULY 18, 2018, NEW HAVEN, CT) The Connecticut Architecture Foundation Scholarship offers an annual program granting scholarships to students pursuing degrees in an Architectural Program leading to a B-Arch or M-Arch degree at a Connecticut accredited university or are Connecticut residents pursuing a degree at other accredited universities.

The Foundation has awarded over $500,000 in scholarships since 1986.

“The Connecticut Architecture Foundation Board of Directors are proud to be able to once again offer financial support to college students as they continue their studies in the built environment,” said Jay Brotman, President of the Connecticut Architecture Foundation, and Managing Partner at Svigals + Partners. “All of this year’s recipients have come from varied backgrounds, but their accomplishments are to be commended.”

This year seven deserving students will each receive a $5,000 scholarship from one of three Scholarship Funds – The Charles DuBose Memorial Scholarship, The Suzanne Sheng Memorial Scholarship, or the Connecticut Architecture Foundation Scholarship.

The 2018 recipient of The Charles DuBose Memorial Scholarship:
Louis Koushouris, Cos Cob, CT, a Masters of Architecture student at Yale University. Louis is He is passionate about new building materials and fabrication techniques and using design as the impetus to facilitate public life.

The 2018 recipient of The Suzanne Sheng Memorial Scholarship:
Alison M. Notation, Wolcott CT, a Bachelor of Architecture student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is a Rensselaer Medal for Excellence in Mathematics and Science recipient and, in May 2017, Alison was presented with the School of Architecture’s First Year Faculty Award. She served as a mentor in RPI’s Women’s Mentor Program and plans to serve as a mentor within the School of Architecture.

The 2018 recipients of the Connecticut Architecture Foundation Scholarship:
Alix Marie-Louise Pauchet, New Haven, CT, a Masters of Architecture student at Yale University was involved in Island Design Assembly, a design-build program that brings together students and architects to design, build and install projects for island communities in Penobscot Bay, Maine. Prior to joining Yale, she worked in Vermont, Paris, and Sydney, and did field research in the North Indian Himalayas on the use of concrete in a region that previously primarily relied on rammed earth construction.

Nabila Shahid Ahmed, Meriden, CT, a Masters of Architecture student at the University of Hartford was born in Bangladesh and immigrated to the United States at 15 years old. She is a member of Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society in architecture and Allied Arts and is currently at SKM Design LLC in West Hartford as an entry level designer while working toward her Master’s degree.

Sarah Freja Morsches, Trumbull, CT, a Bachelor of Architecture student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. While at RPI, Sarah presented for two Studio Honor’s Final reviews, had a few projects selected for archiving for the school’s publications, had two of her sculptures featured in a student exhibition, and served as a Course Assistant for a First Year Studio.

Thomas Eugwong Lee, Wilton CT, a Masters of Architecture student at Roger Williams University worked with Italian Architecture students in Florence, Italy to design an installation and is an AIA mentor to Roger Williams University first-year architecture students.

Xiaohui Wen, a Masters of Architecture student at Yale University has interned in San Francisco and Beijing on both commercial and residential projects. She appreciates the intimate scale of a house which challenges the designer to understand how body and life are contained in limited space.

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About Connecticut Architecture Foundation:
The Connecticut Architecture Foundation is committed to enhancing and promoting the quality of the state’s built environment. The Foundation encourages public understanding and community involvement in the design and building processes which create our physical surroundings. It also supports the profession of architecture and allied arts and services. To accomplish these goals, the Foundation sponsors scholarships, publications, exhibitions and other activities, which contribute to an awareness of our architectural heritage and the direction of our future development.

The Foundation was established in 1978 by the Connecticut Chapter of the American Institute of Architects as an independent organization to raise and distribute funds for these purposes. It is guided by a volunteer Board of Directors composed of architects and allied professionals.