Patrick J. Ahearn Endowed Scholarship Fund

This fund, established by Patrick J. Ahearn ’73, allows for a scholarship to be awarded each year to an architecture student, with preference given to those from Levittown, N.Y., or Boston, Mass. Ahearn is a Syracuse University Trustee and serves on the Syracuse University Boston Regional Council and is a member of the Syracuse Architecture Advisory Board.

Architecture 150 Global Study Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Bernie Armstrong ’85 in recognition of the 150th anniversary of the School of Architecture. The scholarship is awarded to one undergraduate student entering their third- or fourth-year of study with demonstrated financial need with preference to students who are participating in a semester abroad program in Florence, Italy.

“I had studied the Renaissance treasures of Florence in architectural history classes back in Slocum Hall, but until one walks the streets and breathes the odors, one cannot fully appreciate the richness of Florence,” says Armstrong. “My inspiration is simply to try to make this available to all students so that they too have an opportunity.”

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Alfred L. Kaskel Endowed Scholarship

An annual award for meritorious achievement and professional promise, this scholarship is given to one undergraduate and one graduate student in the last year of study. Students are nominated by the faculty from a list of candidates with high GPAs.

Kermit J. Lee Jr. Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship established in honor of Professor Emeritus Kermit J. Lee Jr. ’57 helps to ensure that our most promising students who have financial need will not only be able to begin their studies, but will have the resources to complete their degrees and join the ranks of successful Syracuse alumni in the profession.

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louis jay masters scholarship

Established in 2000 by fellow alumni, family, and associates  to honor the memory of Louis Jay Masters ’89. Masters had a very promising career at RTKL Associates, Inc. in Washington DC. His life was profoundly affected both personally and professionally by his experiences studying abroad in London while he was a student at Syracuse. The Louis Jay Masters Scholarship was created to provide funding to outstanding students for study abroad.

Brian c. west scholar award

This award was established in memory of Brian C. West ’97 by his wife Amma Tanksley-West ’95, who worked tirelessly to help make the fund in memory of her husband a reality. Brian passed away after a short illness in March 2008. His final work was with The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in the World Trade Center Redevelopment Division where he was Senior Project Manager for the Freedom Tower. He always attributed part of his success to the summer internships he held in New York when he was an undergraduate student. He also understood that such an experience was financially out of reach for a number of students, particularly African-American students. It is because of this that Amma established the award in his memory.

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This scholarship was created by Doug Whitney (B.Arch. ’80) to provide scholarship and financial assistance to one third- or fourth-year undergraduate student with demonstrated financial need and preference to students who are participating in a semester abroad program.


Connie Caldwell Summer Internship Award

Named in honor of beloved former director of career services, the Connie Caldwell Summer Internship Award was established to enhance the internship experience of our students and also pave the path forward to continue Connie’s legacy for many years to come. Awarded to one full-time student at the School each summer, the award will substantially assist with expenses associated with an internship including (but not limited to) living expenses, housing, food and utilities.

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James a. Britton Memorial Awards

James A. Britton Memorial Awards were established in 1982 by James Britton Jr. in memory of his father, James A. Britton ’22. One ‘Best Thesis’ award and two ‘Outstanding Thesis’ awards are given at Convocation to the students producing the best senior thesis projects during the current academic year.


Dillenback Endowed Lecture Series

Established in memory of Lemuel Cross Dillenback who was hired in 1943 as Professor and Director of Architecture. Dillenback is credited with opening the program to modern architecture. Past Dillenback lecturers include Vincent Scully, Charles Moore, Michael Graves, Charles Gwathmey, James Stewart Polshek, Rafael Vinoly, Kenneth Frampton, David Rockwell, Toshiko Mori, Na Wei, Tong Ming, Bing Bu, Barbara Bestor, Dennis Crompton, Oana Stănescu, Zhu Pei and Lawrence Scarpa.

Einhorn Lecture

Syracuse Architecture Advisory Board member Steven Einhorn ’67 and his wife, Sherry Einhorn ’65 (EDU) established the Einhorn Lecture, an annual event at the school devoted to entrepreneurship in architecture. Past Einhorn lecturers include Gregg Pasquarelli, Bjarke Ingels, Byron Merritt, Julien De Smedt, Luming Wang & Zhenfei Wang, Hanif Kara and Perry Kulper.

Francis E. Hares Preservation Endowed Lecture Series

This series was established to honor Francis E. Hares ’38 who died in 1998. Hares was an active AIA member and an influential member of the Central New York preservation community. He served as the founding member of the Preservation Association of Central New York, a member of the board, vice chair and chair of the Syracuse Landmark Preservation Board, and a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. After Hares’ death, his friends and colleagues in the local preservation community collaborated with members of the Class of 1938 to create the endowment in his honor, and the lecture series fund was begun. Hares lecturers include Kate Orff, Richard Hayden, Paul Malo, Kent Barwick, John Stilgoe and Gail DuBrow.

Mark Robbins Lecture fund

This fund was recently created by Richard Gluckman ’70, G’71 to honor Mark Robbins ’82, former dean of the Syracuse Architecture School of Architecture, 2004-2012. Robbins is currently president of the American Academy in Rome. The fund will support an annual lecture in New York City by an important contributor to the design disciplines.

RANDALL KORMAN Lecture Endowment

The Randall Korman Lecture Endowment helps support an annual lecture given by an invited world-renowned architectural professional or faculty member in honor of Professor Korman. The fund was established by several alumni who were students of Professor Korman during his four decades of teaching and recognized his longtime dedication to his advisees and participants of the Syracuse Abroad program held in Florence.

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werner seligmann endowed lecture fund

This fund was established in memory of the many contributions of former Dean Werner Seligmann. The fund supports a special lecture or series of lectures each academic year. While dean at the School, Seligmann established the tradition of inviting a broad spectrum of leading architects and educators from around the world to lecture to students and faculty. Past Seligmann Lecturers include Richard Meier, Marlon Blackwell, Ben Van Berkel, William Bruder, Franz Oswald, Michael Dennis, Peter Eisenman, Tod Williams, Billie Tsien, Bruce Coleman, Brett Steele, Annabelle Selldorf, Alejandro Zaera-Polo, Sara Lopergolo, Li Han & Hu Yan and Stephanie Lin.

special initiatives

Patrick  J. Ahearn Special Initiatives Fund

Patrick J. Ahearn ’73, a Syracuse University Trustee, member of the school’s advisory board and member of the Syracuse University Boston Regional Council, made a gift to the School of Architecture to help support key activities in critical areas and assist Dean Michael Speaks in developing special projects and events to raise the School’s national and international profile.

Joseph D. Patton III Memorial Endowment for Visiting Critics

This fund enhances the School of Architecture’s long history of bringing industry professionals and faculty from other schools to campus. Each year, the fund provides architecture students with an opportunity to gain new perspective from and engage in conversations with individuals who are in the forefront of the profession.


einhorn 21st century Studio

Syracuse University Trustee and School of Architecture Advisory Board Member Steven Einhorn ’67 and his wife, Sherry Einhorn ’65 (EDU), created the Einhorn 21st Century Studio in 2013 as a prototype for design education. It was conceived to support the widest array of teaching styles and rapidly changing technologies.


Joel Bostick Technology Fund

This fund, established in the memory of former architecture professor Joel Bostick who passed away in 2004, provides the resources to maintain technology at the academic forefront in support of the examination and research of existing buildings and to promote innovative design.

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Richard C. Gluckman Endowed Visiting Critics Fund

The Richard C. Gluckman Visiting Critic Endowed Fund was established by Fred Stelle  ’70, G ’71 and his wife, Bettina Stelle, in 2012 to honor Richard C. Gluckman ’70, G ’71. The fund helps support the expenses of a specific visiting critic studio and enables students to become more involved in the practice of architecture.

Sargent Visiting Professorship

Created in honor of Dean D. Kenneth Sargent, who led the School of Architecture from 1957 through 1968. While he was Dean, Sargent began the tradition of inviting distinguished practitioners to the School. Completed in the 1990’s, the Sargent fund ensures that the visiting critic program will continue and grow to benefit future generations of students, and it supports two visiting professors each year. Previous Sargent Professors include Richard Gluckman, Brian MacKay-Lyons, Anthony Ames, Malcolm Holzman, Julie Eisenberg.