The Burdett Assistantship is open to all School of Architecture students pursuing their first professional degree in architecture, and is intended to support projects and activities that will enhance the winning student’s future work.

Applications for the 2019 award are now closed. The School of Architecture will announce the call for applications for the next award cycle in the spring of 2020.


Mission

The Burdett Assistantship was established on 10 December 1982 in recognition of Bob Burdett’s long and outstanding service to the University and profession. Burdett received a Bachelor of Arts degree in architecture in 1950 from the College of Fine Arts and spent more than 30 years as a faculty member at the university.

This award is open to all students pursuing their first professional degree in architecture, and is intended to support projects and activities that will enhance the winning student’s future work. According to its charter, the winner of the Burdett Assistantship “shall possess love of their subject, integrity, patience, fairness, and respect for others since these are the qualities exemplified by Bob Burdett throughout his career.” Two $4,000 scholarships will be awarded each to a B.Arch candidate and an M.Arch candidate.


Impact  


Applicants must submit a proposal which clearly explains the project purpose, research objectives, methods, and materials. Selection is based upon the following criteria:

  • The impact of the proposal in relation to the applicant’s future work.

  • The applicant’s proposed public presentation to the wider School of Architecture community.

The Head of the School of Architecture will review the proposals and make the selections. Upon completion of the project, the funding recipient will be required to make a public presentation of their work to the School community.


Eligibility & Schedule

The Burdett Assistantship is open to all students pursuing their first professional degree in architecture.

Applications for the 2019 award are now closed. The School of Architecture will announce the call for applications for the next award cycle in the spring of 2020.


Previous Award Winners

2019  |  Alina Kramkova, B.Arch 2020 | The Last Clinic: An Analysis and Conversation with Contested Space
Joao Castro, M.Arch 2020 | Retrofitting Shipping Containers to Passive House Criteria
Kyle Bancroft, M.Arch 2020 | EntRE_Margaret Morrison

2018  |  Zain Islam-Hashmi & Gargi Lagvankar  Topographic Textures

2017  |  Fan (Francis) Yang  Reconstruction of Sacred Space

2016  |  Carolina Tamayo

2015  |  Avanti Daholkar  Design of SoA InterARC, a touchscreen interface in CFA Great Hall

2014  |  Joel McCullough

2013  |  Alexandre Kinney

2012  |  Samuel Rashid

2011  |  Samuel Faller

2010  |  Josiah Haskell

2009  |  Yifei Lu

2008  |  Christian Wagner  |  Travel to visit three Olympic villages in Europe: London, Athens, and Lausanne (headquarters)