The Stephen Lenci Award supports students following a discipline of study bridging architecture and landscape architecture with an emphasis on history. The award is open to both Architecture and Landscape Architecture graduate students.
April 16, 2023
However, depending on the quality of applications received, the Committee reserves the right to determine of recipients to be awarded.
Open to students currently enrolled in a Architecture and/or Landscape Architecture graduate degree program at CED.
- A one-page essay describing how their research bridges the disciplines of landscape architecture and architecture with an emphasis on history.
- A research paper or a thesis/dissertation chapter that provides substantiation of this bridge.
Please note: Federal financial aid regulations require that all awards received by a student cannot exceed their financial aid need as determined by a congressional formula. It is possible, therefore, that the cash award for a Prize could reduce some component of a needy student’s package of financial aid awards. In these cases, the Financial Aid Office attempts first to reduce loan or work aid; fellowships, grants or scholarships are only reduced as a last resort. Regardless of your financial aid situation, the IRS views fellowships, grants or scholarships that are not directly applied to tuition or other educational expenses as taxable income.
The G. Stephen Lenci Endowment Fund was established in 1998 with gifts from James and Carole McManus in memory of Carole’s brother, G. Stephen Lenci (B.A. Communications & Public Policy, 1970). Stephen was born in Oakland, CA on February 22, 1949. Of Italian heritage, he traveled the world and became fluent in French, Italian and Spanish. After graduating from UC Berkeley, Stephen and his business partner took “Dreyers,” at that time a small Bay Area ice cream company, to Southern California and made it into the ice cream giant we know today.
Stephen began acquiring real estate for the purpose of renovating and restoring each unique property to its period of architectural style and landscape design. As Stephen worked on each project, he searched for craftsmen and artists that understood his passion and were willing to embrace his projects with integrity and distinction. With their assistance, his concepts and dreams were turned into great realities. One of his best recognized published projects is “Villa Abbondanza,” located in Los Angeles