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16 January 2013

Architecture students awarded RCI scholarships

Four Architecture students were recently awarded $4,000 in scholarships through two competitions sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of RCI, Inc. (formerly Roof Consultants Institute), an international association of professional consultants, architects, and engineers who specialize in the specification and design of roofing, waterproofing and exterior wall systems. The competitions were developed and juried by School of Architecture + Design faculty members Elizabeth Grant, Mario Cortes, and James Jones, along with Matthew Innocenzi, president of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of RCI.

One competition involved the design of a museum celebrating building envelopes, to be located in Roanoke, VA, a project undertaken by the third-year architecture design lab taught by Dr. Grant and Prof. Cortes. Alise Willis was awarded first place, Oluwafemi Ibitoye won second place, and Thomas Doorn received third place.

In the research competition, open to all students in the School, Daeung Kim, a Ph.D. student in architecture and design research working with Dr. Jones, was awarded the top prize for his winning entry dealing with computational fluid dynamics at roof parapet conditions.

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