The Payette Prize in Building Science recognizes the accomplishments of a B.Arch student that has achieved exceptional performance by integrating the fundamentals of building science in the execution of their 3rd year studio projects.
The School of Architecture is currently accepting applications for the 2018 award. Applications are due at 5:00pm EST on
16 January 2018. View the application form and instructions at the link below.
Payette Associates, an international architecture firm in Boston, MA has established the Payette Prize in Building Science to recognize the accomplishments of a SoA B.Arch student that has achieved exceptional performance by integrating the fundamentals of building science in the execution of their 3rd year studio projects.
The intention of the award is twofold:
- Encourage students to explore the intersection of architecture, sustainability, and building science.
- Demonstrate and cultivate the significant positive impact that can be made on design through an understanding and application of the fundamentals of building science.
Upon completion of travel and/or projects 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 at the start of the 4th year fall semester. The final pool of eligible students will be determined on the basis of the Enviro II grade. The awarded student will receive a non-qualified scholarship in the amount of $4,500.
This scholarship is being offered for the first time during the 2017-18 academic year.