Awards & Honors

Student Honored at Center for Architecture Gala

Kedishia Joseph (B Arch ’24) recently received the Common Bond Scholarship from the New York City chapter of the American Institute of Architects. This scholarship, awarded for outstanding academic success, was presented to Kedishia at the Center for Architecture Gala at Chelsea Piers on October 28. This annual fundraiser honors a selected group of individuals who have impacted New York City’s built environment, who in turn select an academic institution to receive the honor in their name. Kedishia received the scholarship from honoree Peggy Shepard and We ACT for Environmental Justice. Interim Dean Marta Gutman joined the festivities, too.

Excerpts from Kedishia’s bio highlighted at the event:

“Meet Kedishia Joseph, she is the first in her family to pursue a career in architecture. Hailing from the beautiful Island of Grenada and the last of five siblings, Kedishia have always believed in creating a legacy that her family and herself will be proud of. With a career in architecture, Kedishia aspires to affect positive changes within the built environment and be the voice for those who are often voiceless within minority communities.

“She is currently in her third year pursuing a B Arch degree at Spitzer School of Architecture at CCNY, vice president for the National Organization of Minority Architecture Students, media chairperson for the New York Chapter of NOMA, and Volunteer for NYCMAKESPPE (a coalition of design professionals that produces and donate PPE to essential workers and minority communities).”