CAF Scholars- What Are They Up To?

2020 CAF scholarship recipients in an on-line presentation and discussion with Moderator Michael Crosbie, FAIA. Students share recent school projects and discussing their plans and goals for entering the architectural community.


Gabrielle Bernier
53 WEG Subscale Drone Facility | Tyndall Air Force Base, Panama City, FL

A Connecticut native, Gabrielle just completed her master’s degree from Clemson University this month, where she spent this past year focusing on mass timber design and research specifically within K-12 schools. She recently accepted a position at McMillan Pazdan Smith, a leading design firm in the southeast and will be working primarily in the community and education sectors to start, with the intent of pushing the mass timber agenda. Having played a major role in the ACE program as both a student and mentor with Tecton Architects in Hartford, CT, she hopes to continue her involvement in this program, both from MPS and wherever she may find herself in the future.

Alison Notation
Hudson River Prep

Alison M. Notation, Wolcott CT, Alison Notation is attending Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. This year, she will complete her Bachelor of Architecture degree and continue her education at the institute through a Master’s in Architectural Acoustics. Alison has been presented with a few awards during her time at RPI, including the Institute & Founders Award of Excellence. Since the beginning of her architectural studies, Alison has been focused on the combination of sustainability, accessibility, and versatility to create innovative environments for building users. This is something that she hopes to carry into any future studies and practices, and to teach to the next generation when the time comes.

David Scurry
Women’s Museum for the 21st Century

David is a rising second-year MArch II student at the Yale School of Architecture, where he is returning after taking a year off during the pandemic to teach at Virginia Tech in the fall and work remotely for Michael Maltzan in the spring/summer. He has also previously worked at the Yale Urban Design Workshop and DXA studio in New York. After graduation, he hopes to return to New York and (quickly) finish his licensure requirements.




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