Fourth-year student Matthew Porter (B.Arch 2017) has won this year's Luther S. Lashmit Traveling Award, Head of School Steve Lee announced in early April. Of Matthew's award submission (a retrospective of his work as an architecture student), Assistant Head Mary-Lou Arscott says: "This is the work of a designer emerging from a thinker. His productive working process is evident through his beautiful, continuous sketching his way through a problem."
Luther L. Lashmit graduated from Carnegie Institute of Technology's Graduate Program in Architecture in 1921 and returned to the university as an Assistant Professor from 1923 to 1927. Though he spent the remainder of his career in Winston-Salem, NC, Lashmit won a scholarship to visit France—an experience that, he later noted, dramatically changed his perception and vision of architecture. The $5000 award endowed in his name aims to offer a similar opportunity to today's architecture students.
Matthew Porter plans to use the scholarship to travel to southeast Asia and India.