School of Architecture
School of Architecture recognizes exceptional students
Long hours in the studios of Marvin Hall and countless drafts paid off for seven undergraduate architecture students. The School of Architecture and Urban Design recognized their extraordinary efforts with memorial book awards. This year's recipients were Arjun Bhat, Brent Forget, Katherine Hamilton, Matthew Keys, James Malinee, Emily Moisan and Jacob Simanowitz.
The awards recognize outstanding academic achievements in the 2005-'06 school year. Students received books, certificates and official letters of recognition from Michael Swann, c'72, associate dean of the architecture school.
Athina Kambouri Barr-Kumar Book Award
The Athina Kambouri Barr-Kumar Book Award for Outstanding Freshman is presented to students in first-year studios who show exceptional promise in architectural graphics and design. Raj Barr-Kumar, g'69, g'75, a Washington, D.C., architect and former faculty member of the KU School of Architecture and Urban Design, established the award in the name of his wife, who died during his tenure at KU. Awardees received a book chosen for them by Barr-Kumar as well as one selected by John Gaunt, dean of architecture.
Four students received the award: Brent Forget, Washington, Mo., junior; Katherine Hamilton, Carkson, Mo., senior; James Malinee, Overland Park junior; and Jacob Simanowitz, Lansing sophomore.
Gertrude Goldsmith Book Award
The Gertrude Goldsmith Book Award is given to a second-year architecture student with the highest scholastic average at the end of three semesters. Professor Goldwin Goldsmith, who in 1913 became the first head of the KU architecture school, established the award in memory of his wife.
Emily Moisan, a senior from St. Charles, Mo., received the award.
John C. Morley Award
The John C. Morley Award recognizes an architecture student with the highest academic record through three years of the architecture curriculum. The award was established to honor John “Jack” C. Morley upon his retirement from the architecture faculty. Morley, a'39, taught architecture from 1946 to 1985 and was honored for his accomplishments in 1978 with a Distinguished Alumni Award.
Matthew Keys, a senior from Stillwell, Kan., received the award.