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2013 Prizes and Awards Luncheon

Michael Teitz Fellowship (L to R): Dean Jennifer Wolch and Alice Sverdlik (Ph.D. City and Regional Planning)
Photos: Elisa Sunga

The second annual Prizes and Awards Luncheon convened at the Bancroft Hotel, where donors and student award recipients joined together to celebrate the achievements of the students and the generosity of the CED community. Student speakers at the luncheon featured Anna Konotchick (M.Arch./M.C.P.) and Joanna Chen (Urban Studies).

The Prizes and Awards Program at the College of Environmental Design give students the opportunity to be recognized for their outstanding work, and give them an opportunity to hone their professional skills and become outstanding design and planning professionals and/or scholars and teachers.  Many of the awards help students with their tuition, while others awards enhance their learning experience in vital ways by supporting travel or research.

Gerson Prize

Gerson Memorial Prize (L to R): Ross Guntert, Design Workshops Prize Recipient Hana Bittner, Susan Gerson, Tim Gerson, Seong Koo Lee

Assefa Fund

Zak Assefa Fellowship (L to R): John Ellis and Jason Pelaez

Bender Fund

Richard Bender Fellowship (L to R): Gabriel Kaprielian, Anna Konotchick, Richard Bender

JLS Fund

Judith Lee Stronach Undergraduate Traveling Scholarship (L to R): Aleksis Bertoni, Evan Urton, Ray Lifchez. Tanya Eggers, Julian Harake

Lyon Prize

Matthew Lyon Prize in Photography (L to R): Janet Delaney, Emerald Wu, John Going, Katie Hafner


Minority Community Design Fellowship (L to R): Warren Seeto, Jason Pelaez, Bill Harrell

McGowan Fund

Leone Squires McGowan Fellowship (L to R): Michael Painter, Mario Delgado

Reynolds Fund

Malcom Reynolds Fellowship (L to R): Jeremiah Tolbert, Katie Floersheimer, Sam Holtzman, Andre Ptaszynski

Schwartz Award

Frederic Schwartz Graduate Architecture Award (L to R): Karen De Hart, David De Hart, Kent Wilson

Lin Prize

Outside CED, the T. Y. Lin Prize in Architecture and Engineering recipients, Max Edwards and Gwen Fuertes (right), have stayed in touch with donors Paul (BS '64 & MS '66) and Lois Lin (BA '66). Paul generously arranged for a tour of the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge before it opened September 2013.