Fellowships and Awards
University-wide and Tulane School of Architecture annual awards and honors are awarded in recognition of outstanding academic merit and/or leadership. Ceremonies include Newcomb-Tulane College Senior Awards and TSA Commencement Diploma and Awards exercises.
The John William Lawrence Travel Research Fellowship and the Moise & Lois Goldstein Research Travel Fellowship are awarded annually to a student for travel and research during the ensuing summer. Any undergraduate student who has a grade point average of 2.5 or above and completed third-year design is eligible. All Architecture, MPS and MSRED graduate students are eligible.
Each eligible candidate may submit a detailed proposal for research to be undertaken if awarded the fellowship. Proposals include a format for reporting findings to the School and the sponsors, as well as a format requirement for a permanent record of the research for the School. The recipients are selected by the awards committee, a panel consisting of the Dean of the School, and two members of the faculty appointed by the Dean.
Class of ‘73 Architectural History Travel Fellowship
The Class of ‘73 Architectural History Travel Fellowship shall be awarded annually to a student for research on the subject of architectural history during the summer prior to the final year of course-work. Any student pursuing a Master of Architecture degree who has completed third-year design is eligible to submit a detailed research and travel proposal for consideration by a committee composed of faculty and one member of the Class of 1973. The recipient must produce a document to be catalogued in the Architecture Library as a permanent record of the research, and also make a public presentation of their work at the School.
Samuel Stanhope Labouisse Memorial Prize
The Samuel Stanhope Labouisse Memorial Prize is awarded for excellence in the documentation of historically significant Louisiana Architecture. Such documentation may take the form of research, analysis, or drawing. An 8.5”×11” project brief and supporting documentation should be submitted. All architecture students are eligible to apply. The recipient is selected by the awards committee, a panel consisting of the Dean of the School, and two members of the faculty appointed by the Dean.
The Nathaniel Cortlandt Curtis Memorial Prize is awarded for an outstanding essay relating to the theory or history of architecture.
The Thomas J. Lupo Award is awarded annually to a student or class for excellence in metropolitan studies. The recipient is selected by the faculty.
The I. William Sizeler Award is given each year for the outstanding design by a fourth or fifth-year student in the field of high-density, commercial, mixed-use architecture.
Awards Presented at Graduation
The Alpha Rho Chi Medal is awarded by the national architectural fraternity each year to a graduating student on the basis of leadership, service to the School, and professional promise as indicated by the student’s attitude and personality. The student is selected by the faculty.
The American Institute of Architects Medal is awarded by the American Institute of Architects/AIA Foundation Scholarship Program to a graduating student for the highest overall academic achievement, as evidenced by grade point average. A certificate is given to the recipient as well as to the runner-up.
The John William Lawrence Memorial Medal is presented by the faculty of the School to a fifth-year student for design excellence. This award was instituted in 1971 to honor the School’s former Dean.
The Faculty Thesis Award is awarded by the faculty of the School for superior achievement in thesis study.
The Ronald Katz Award is awarded annually by the Thesis Design Directors. The award was instituted in 1991 in memory of Ronald F. Katz '63. It is awarded for outstanding personal growth through thorough and careful development of a provocative thesis idea.