May 02, 2016

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15 Students to Compete in Thesis Prize Awards Jury

Fifteen Syracuse Architecture students have been nominated by faculty to present in the annual Thesis Prize Awards Jury, to be held Saturday, May 7 in Slocum Hall.

  • Benjamin Anderson-Nelson (B.Arch)
  • Patricia Ann Cafferky (B.Arch)
  • Fang Fan (B.Arch)
  • Asli Germirli (B.Arch)
  • Alyssa Goraieb (M.Arch)
  • Nicola Kyverniti (B.Arch)
  • Fengqi Li (M.Arch)
  • Ping-Ling “Daniel” Lin (M.Arch)
  • Garrett Marini (M.Arch)
  • Sean Morgan (M.Arch)
  • Temitope Olujobi (B.Arch)
  • Jessica Ordaz Garcia (B.Arch)
  • Stephanie Tager (B.Arch)
  • Raymond Sova (M.Arch)
  • Winnie Tu (B.Arch)
  • Annagrace Walton (B.Arch)

Thesis Prize Jury 2015 in Slocum HallThesis Prize Jury 2015 in Slocum HallStudents will compete for prestigious awards that will be announced at the 2016 convocation ceremony—the Dean’s Thesis Citation recognition and James A. Britton Memorial Awards. This year’s Brittons will include the Jury Prize, Faculty Prize, and Best Thesis Prize.

The Thesis Prize Jury event is open to the public. Presentations will take place from 12:30-2pm in Slocum Auditorium. There will be opportunity to view projects throughout Slocum Hall from 2-3:30pm.

Each year the School invites a panel of guest jurors for the jury event. This year’s jurors include:

  • Sarah Lorenzen AIA, Chair, College of Environmental Design, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
  • Christopher Reed, Principal, STOSS
  • Robert E. Somol, Jr, Director, School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Heather Roberge, Associate Vice Chair, UCLA  A.UD
  • Aaron Sprecher, Principal, Open Source Architecture, Montreal

In addition to participating in Thesis Prize Jury, the students’ thesis projects will be showcased in a special exhibition in the Slocum Hall Marble Room. The exhibition will open immediately following convocation in conjunction with a reception in the first-floor atrium for the Syracuse Architecture community, the class of 2016, and their guests. (Thesis Prize Exhibition program including project overviews PDF)

An additional exhibition of exceptional student thesis work will be on display in Slocum Hall Room 202. The following students have received invitations to be part of this exhibit:

  • Cristina Abondano (B.Arch)
  • Thomas Robert Arleo (B.Arch)
  • Josh Bransky (B.Arch)
  • Nhan Bui (B.Arch)
  • Blake Capalbo (B.Arch)
  • Lisa Shin Ying Chan (B.Arch)
  • Xiaoyan Dong (B.Arch)
  • Hamza Hasan (M.Arch)
  • Anne Elizabeth Judkis (B.Arch)
  • Alex Kim (B.Arch)
  • Hyunggyu Kim (B.Arch)
  • Jay Yun Kim (B.Arch)
  • Michael Lima (B.Arch)
  • Dominic LiPuma (B.Arch)
  • Lara Moock (B.Arch)
  • Jonathan Reisman (B.Arch)
  • Carlos Restrepo (B.Arch)
  • Maxwell Rosner (B.Arch)
  • Kathy Teng (B.Arch)
  • Matthew Trulli (B.Arch)
  • Zhuocen Yao (B.Arch)
  • Sherina Zhang (B.Arch)
  • Bowen Zhang (B.Arch)

Thesis involves the definition and development of a rigorously constructed project, determined by the student, which is explored through research and design over two semesters. It is also serves to demonstrate a student’s ability to synthesize and apply multiple areas of the school’s curriculum. The thesis year is an opportunity for students to focus on issues that they are passionate about, that nourish them intellectually, and that situate them to make unique contributions to the discipline.


  • 12:30-2:00 Student slide presentations (Auditorium)
  • 2:00-3:30 Viewing of projects (Slocum, 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors)
  • 3:30-4:30 Jury/Faculty deliberation (Marble Room)
  • 4:30-5:30 Panel Discussion about the work (Atrium)
  • 5:30-6:30 Reception (Refreshments in visiting critics’ studio)