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, and Toshiko Mori.
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. Gregg Pasquarelli, award-winning architect and founder of SHoP Architects, and Bjarke Ingels of BIG gave the Einhorn Lecture in 2014 and 2015, respectively.
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, JohnStilgoe, 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.
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, and Billie Tsien.
Patrick J. Ahearn Endowed Scholarship Fund
This fund 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. (Patrick Ahearn FAIA serves on the Syracuse University Boston Regional Council, which is made up of University alumni and parents dedicated to raising the profile of the school within the region.)
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 GPA’s.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Patrick J. Ahearn Special Initiatives Fund
Patrick J. Ahearn ’73, a School of Architecture graduate and member of the school’s advisory board, 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.
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.
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.