Awards & Honors

Spitzer Studio Wins Architect Magazine’s Studio Prize

Congratulations to CCNY’s Studio Prize winners! Architect magazine has named the Spring 2020 Advanced Studio led by Jerome Haferd — Towards an Archaeology of the Future: The Pine Street African Burial Ground — for this tremendous honor.

The studio explored restorative justice through architecture, reimaging a historic Kingston, NY, site. A mix of upper-level B Arch, M Arch I, and MS Arch students worked with the Kingston Land Trust and the community coalition Harambee, which are leading an effort to memorialize the erased history of the site and to reimagine it as a community hub.

According to the prize announcement, many aspects of the work impressed the jury, among them the use of sci-fi and historiography lenses, the way students engaged with the studio brief, their efforts to surface erased narratives, and the project’s community tie-ins. M Arch Class of 2020 grads Nicolas Losi and Kari Kleinmann along with B Arch student Johnoy Gordon have work published in the announcement.

The Studio Prize recognizes thoughtful, innovative, and ethical studio courses at accredited architecture schools around the world. The prize is designed to celebrate the creativity of studio course curricula and projects — and, this year, the resilience of faculty and students during the COVID-19 pandemic.