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May 15, 2017

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Class of 2017 architecture students awarded degrees, celebrate accomplishments

Congratulations to the Syracuse Architecture class of 2017! Students received recognition at the School’s convocation ceremony on Saturday, May 13 in Hendricks Chapel.

Class marshal Angela Copes ’17 carries the banner and leads School of Architecture procession at SU Commencement 2017 ceremonyClass marshal Angela Copes ’17 carries the banner and leads School of Architecture procession at SU Commencement 2017 ceremonyAngela Copes and Jonathan Anthony were the Syracuse Architecture class marshals; Evangeline Soileau was University Scholar. Renowned architect and educator Hsinming Fung delivered the School’s convocation address.

On Sunday, May 14, students were officially awarded their degrees at SU Commencement in the Carrier Dome.

Convocation photos + video 
  • Syracuse Architecture contracted with professional photographer studio Genesee Photo Systems to take pictures of each grad as he/she received a certificate of recognition. Images will be posted online soon on the Genesee Photo Systems website and available for purchase.
  • The Syracuse Architecture convocation ceremony that took place in Hendricks Chapel on May 13 was videotaped and is now available for viewing on our YouTube channel.

Awards announced at convocation

Undergraduate
  • Luther Gifford Pize in Architecture for Highest Academic Standing in Design - Celeste Pomputius
  • AIA Henry Adams Certificate for Second Highest Academic Ranking - Taiming Chen
  • AIA Henry Adams Certificate for Highest Academic Ranking - Evangeline Soileau
  • Alpha Rho Chi Medal - Steven Carlson
Graduate
  • School of Architecture Graduate Assistant Prize - Christian Martinez
  • M.Arch Graduate Award for Significant Contributions to the Program - Yang Song
  • AIA Henry Adams Certificate for Second Highest Academic Ranking - Vivek Njanappilly
  • AIA Henry Adams Certificate for Highest Academic Ranking - Colin Hoover
  • Alpha Rho Chi Medal - Pouya Zhand

Britton Award "Best Thesis" winners Domenica Velasco and Ana Hernandez Derbez (Photo: Thomas Kim)Britton Award "Best Thesis" winners Domenica Velasco and Ana Hernandez Derbez (Photo: Thomas Kim)

Britton Memorial Design Awards
  • Best Thesis: Ana Hernandez Derbez and Domenica Velasco
  • Faculty Prize: Vivek Njanappilly
  • Jury Prize: Cherif Farid
Dean’s Citations for Thesis Design
  • Trang Tran
  • Yang Song
  • Taiming Chen, Yiwei Wu
  • Hye Rim Shin
  • Russell Scheer
  • Chris Bressler, Colin Hoover
Thesis Jury Citations
  • Jonathan Anthony
  • Maxwell Baum
  • Chris Bressler, Colin Hoover
  • Taiming Cheng, Yiwei Wu
  • Cherif Farid
  • Taylor Hagan
  • Ana Hernandez Derbez, Domenica Velasco
  • Max Kronauer
  • Paul J. Lee
  • Vivek Njanappilly
  • Alexandra Ramirez
  • Russell Scheer
  • Anna Sernicki
  • Hye Rim Shin
  • Evangeline Soileau
  • Yang Song
  • Trang Tran
Honorable Mentions for Thesis Design
  • Rui Bao
  • Steven Carlson
  • Alejandra Charrabe
  • Eujean Cheong, Sol Yoon, Andrew Kim
  • Olivia Flores-Siller, Steven Worthington
  • Kolby Forbes
  • Maggie Huang
  • Piotr Jankowski
  • Rajkumar Kadam
  • Christian Martinez
  • Tiffany Pau
  • Johnathon Phillips
  • Travis Telemaque
  • Elias Varon
  • Emmett Walker
  • Fei Wang
  • Garrett Wineinger
  • Dabota Wilcox
  • Sofia Zavala Ferreira
  • Wenxin Zeng