Established in honor of Caldwell, the School of Architecture’s former director of career services, the award assists with expenses associated with an internship for one full-time architecture student each summer.
The creation of the award fund was prompted by The deGraffenried Foundation, whose members include School of Architecture alumni Garland deGraffenried ’09 (B. Arch), principal at JMH Development; Elizabeth Gralton ’08 (M.Arch), licensed architect; and Jason Renock ’10 (Whitman), senior development & construction manager at Toll Brothers. The foundation sought a way to continue the impact and passion that Caldwell displayed while at the School of Architecture.
The award selection was chosen from a very competitive applicant pool representing a wide range of internship opportunities. Moller will receive $7,500 towards completing a summer internship with Studio Mellone in New York City.
“We’re thrilled to continue Connie Caldwell’s legacy by supporting Romi in her internship experience this summer,” says deGraffenried. “Romi is an incredible talent who deserves to be celebrated and we’re excited for her opportunity to work alongside Andre Mellone, one of the most dynamic interior designers in New York.”
“The Connie Caldwell Internship Award will help me continue to experiment with different scales of design through working as an intern at an interior architecture firm,” says Moller. “This funding will allow me to work collaboratively in an office space, where I will have the opportunity to continue to explore my interests in materials, furniture design, and experiential spaces. I am so grateful for this opportunity and very much look forward to my time in New York City this summer!”
If you would like to contribute to the Connie Caldwell Summer Internship Award fund and help enhance the internship experience for School of Architecture students, visit soa.syr.edu/give to make a gift online.