The Deller Prize in Sustainable Architecture and Real Estate encourages architecture students to pursue non-traditional career paths, specifically to grow their skills in the specialty of design, construction, and sustainability under the umbrella of the real estate business.
The School of Architecture will announce the call for applications for the next award cycle in the spring of 2020.
The Deller Prize in Sustainable Architecture and Real Estate has been established by the Deller family of Quito, Ecuador in recognition of the depth and breadth of education that Adriel Deller (B.Arch 2013) received at the Carnegie Mellon School of Architecture.
While a student, Adriel learned the importance of integrated design to achieve aesthetic quality, environmental effectiveness, and economic equity. The Deller Family created this award to encourage architecture students to pursue non-traditional career paths, specifically to grow their skills in the specialty of design, construction, and sustainability under the umbrella of the real estate business. The award is intended to demonstrate and cultivate through the disciplines of architecture and business the significant
positive impact that can be made on environmental
sustainability, the design process, and the community.
Upon completion of travel, projects, and/or internship supported by the scholarship, there will be an obligation for reporting, presentation, and delivery of materials to the School of Architecture archive. It is recognized that the form of reporting may vary significantly with the applicant and the subject matter. Recognizing that communication skills and interests will vary among awardees, latitude will be given to the ways in which awardees will contribute their results to the school. Anticipated formats include lectures, seminars, and exhibitions. It is anticipated that the awardee would make a presentation at the annual First Day School Assembly.
Eligibility & Schedule
B.Arch students that meet the preliminary requirements will be notified by the head of the school at the start of the 4th year fall semester. The final pool of eligible students will be determined on the basis of the fall Advanced Synthesis Options Studio and Enviro II grades. The awarded student will receive a non-qualified scholarship in the amount of $4,500 to support travel, projects or materials to enhance their educational experience, and the opportunity for a paid internship with the Deller Companies in Quito, Ecuador during the summer between their 4th and 5th years.
Previous Award Winners
2019 | Alex Lin
2018 | Gargi Lagvankar (scholarship only)