New Haven, CT – The Connecticut Architecture Foundation (CAF) announced the winners of its grants scholarships, which are awarded to students pursuing degrees in an architectural program at a Connecticut accredited university or who are Connecticut residents pursuing a degree at other accredited universities.
This year, eight students will each receive a $5,000 scholarship from one of three scholarship funds: The Charles DuBose Memorial Scholarship, The Suzanne Sheng Memorial Scholarship, or the Connecticut Architecture Foundation Scholarship. Also this year, an additional $1,000 scholarship from the newly established Allan Dehar Memorial Scholarship was awarded for the first time to a student presently enrolled in an architectural program at a Connecticut community college.
Charles DuBose Memorial Scholarship:
Sabrah T. Islam is a first-generation British-Bangladeshi incoming M.Arch I student at the Yale School of Architecture for fall 2022. She currently works at David Chipperfield Architects.
Louis Koushouris is pursuing a Master of Architecture degree from Yale School of Architecture. He currently works at Gray Organschi Architecture designing and building single-family, mixed-use, and public projects.
Suzanne Sheng Memorial Scholarship:
Rex Miller graduated from Connecticut College in 2020 with a Bachelor of Arts in architectural studies and a minor in environmental studies. He is a second-year M.Arch I student at Cornell University, and is currently working his second summer at Banwell Architects.
Connecticut Architecture Foundation Scholarship:
Sokaina Asar will begin her final year in the Master of Architecture program at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, N.Y. She graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in neuroscience. Currently, she is completing a summer research fellowship with Gensler.
Alexandra Gottlin is pursuing her Master of Architecture degree at the University of Oregon. She previously worked in New York City as a project manager in the architecture and construction fields. She holds a B.S. in applied mathematics and statistics from Johns Hopkins University.
Yumemaru Kashino is currently a student at the Yale School of Architecture, pursuing a Master of Architecture degree in the MArch I program. He has previously taken on volunteering, interning, and full-time roles in various LGBTQ+ rights organizations in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Dili, Timor-Leste.
Daniel Miele is a graduate student enrolled in the five-year M.Arch program at the University of Hartford. After graduating magna cum laude with his Bachelor of Science degree, he continued pursuing his professional degree in architecture studying in Florence, Italy.
Ryan Reyes graduated summa cum laude at Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Science degree in architecture. He is currently pursuing a Master of Architecture degree and will graduate in 2023 from Yale University.
Christina Chi Zhang is pursuing a Master of Architecture degree at Yale School of Architecture and graduating in 2023. She has dedicated the previous year to research about post-atrocity reconstruction in Bosnia and Rwanda with funding from the George Nelson Travel Scholarship to understand recovery and memory making in war torn cities.
Allan Dehar Memorial Scholarship:
Natalie Morales is a first-generation undergraduate student and is enrolled at Norwalk Community College, where she will be pursuing an A.S. in architectural engineering technology. A recent graduate of J.M. Wright Tech high school, she plans to go on to a four-year university to obtain her bachelor’s in architecture.