American Institute of Architects (AIA) National and Huron Valley Chapter Scholarship
April 5, 2012, Ann Arbor, Mich., University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning announced the 2012 AIA National/AIA Huron Valley Scholarships. Awards are presented to students whose projects “embody the exciting promise of realization while addressing real world challenges.” A jury of architects representing the AIA Huron Valley Chapter selected this year’s recipients and chose from student work showcased in the College’s 2012 Architecture Student Show, "Scenes From Studio.”
A total of $2,500, $1,000 of which was provided by AIA National as a 2012 AIA Component Scholarship grant, was awarded to graduate students, Anna Schaefferkoetter, Andrew Heathfield, and Justin Garrison and undergraduate student, Andrea Yoas.
Justin Garrison graduated with a bachelor of environmental design from Texas A&M University in 2010 and is from Austin, Tex. He will be receiving a master of architecture degree in April and continuing his studies at the University of Michigan, pursuing a master of urban design degree next fall.
Andrew Heathfield grew up in Columbus, Ind. and received his received a B.A. in architecture from Miami University in Ohio. He is a master of architecture candidate at Taubman College and will graduate this April. Andrew works in architecture, as well as graphic and set design, and looks to synthesize these once in the professional realm.
Anna Schaefferkoetter is a master of architecture candidate at Taubman College. She did her undergraduate work at the University of Tennessee, receiving a B.S. in architecture in 2009. She is from Knoxville and she volunteered for AmeriCorp and traveled through Europe and Egypt in between her undergraduate and graduate studies.
Andrea Yoas is a junior at the University of Michigan, studying architecture at Taubman College. She is from Grand Haven, Michigan, and graduated from Grand Haven High School in 2009.
AIA Huron Valley is comprised of registered architects from Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston, Monroe, and Washtenaw counties. The chapter engages in initiatives to increase the public’s knowledge and appreciation of architecture and the built environment, as well as promote advocacy for the profession.
Through scholarships, mentorships, and collaborative programs with architecture students, Taubman College and AIA Huron Valley hope to enhance connections between architecture programs and professional practice.