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A variety of naming opportunities exist at the School of Architecture. You can give to an existing fund or, if you wish, establish your own. Named scholarships, professorships, lectures, awards and visiting critics can be endowed at the School of Architecture. Please contact us for more information.
Here are some of the existing opportunities for giving:
The Alfred L. Kaskel Endowed Scholarship
is an annual award for meritorious achievement and professional promise, these scholarships are 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.
The Sargent Visiting Professorship
was 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 in Syracuse each year. Previous Sargent Professors include Richard Gluckman, Brian MacKay-Lyons, Anthony Ames, Malcolm Holzman, Julie Eisenberg.
The Dillenback Endowed Lecture Series
was established in memory of Lemuel Cross Dillenback who was hired in 1943 as Professor and Director of Architecture. He 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.
The Frances E. Hares Preservation Endowed Lecture Series
was established to honor Francis Hares, a member of the School of Architecture's Class of 1938, who died in 1998. Hares, an active AIA member, was 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. Hares Lecturers include Richard Hayden, Paul Malo, Kent Barwick, JohnStilgoe, and Gail DuBrow.
Jack 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. Each award consists of a bronze medal bearing the recipient's name and date of the award and a certificate, as well as a financial prize of $2,000.
The Joel Bostick Technology Fund
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.
The Joseph D. Patton III Memorial Endowment for Visiting Critics
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.
The Kermit J. Lee Jr. Endowed Scholarship
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.
The Louis Jay Masters Scholarship
was established in 2000 by Mr. Masters' fellow alumni, family, and associates. Masters, who graduated from the School of Architecture in 1989, 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 University. The Louis Jay Masters Scholarship was created to provide funding to outstanding students for study abroad, as a tribute to Masters' memory.
The Marcie DuBrul Memorial Scholarship
is an annual award based on merit and need, this scholarship is awarded to one female student per year in memory of Marcia DuBrul '77.
The Werner Seligmann Endowed Lecture Fund
was established in memory of the many contributions of former Dean Werner Seligmann. The fund will support a special lecture or series of lectures each academic year. While he was dean of the School of Architecture, 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, William Bruder, Franz Oswald, Michael Dennis, Peter Eisenman, Tod Williams, and Billie Tsein.
The Brian C. West Scholar 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 Brian C. West Scholar Award in his memory.