Awards & Honors

B Arch Student Awarded Gensler Scholarship

B Arch class of 2023 student Alix Solomon has been awarded a Gensler Rising Black Designers Scholarship tuition scholarship for $10,000.

“Winning this scholarship has reaffirmed my work, which is a marriage between hip-hop and architecture — two cultures on opposite ends of the traditional societal spectrum — in a form that’s appreciated and understood by all,” Alix explains. His application noted that finding ways of connecting a building to the past inspires his designs to have a deeper narrative and relationship within the context of their environments and inhabitants.

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In 2020, the global architecture, design, and planning firm Gensler launched the Rising Black Designers Scholarship + Design Challenge to help talented design students overcome the costs associated with higher education. This annual program awards tuition scholarships, micro-scholarships for books and materials, and opportunities for summer internships to underrepresented Black students enrolled in U.S. not-for-profit architecture programs.