Latinos in Architecture Scholarship Awards to UTSOA Summer Academy 2013

Joined by friends and family at the Austin Center for Architecture, Latinos in Architecture (LiA) recently awarded scholarships to three talented Austin area students.  In our continued effort to promote our profession amongst young Latinos, the three full-tuition scholarships will assist Franco, Jessied and Sindy attend the “Summer Academy in Architecture” at the University of Texas at Austin’s School of Architecture (UTSOA).

The Summer Academy is an intensive introductory course in architecture geared toward people who have little to no background in architecture and who wish to test and refine their interests in the field.  The Academy introduces students to many of the important aspects of architecture and encourages personal exploration through individual studio work, supplemented by supporting activities such as faculty and visiting lectures, a film series, site visits, class reviews, and periodic meetings that emphasize students’ more practical concerns (i.e. application procedures, general admissions policies, and the preparation of a portfolio or resumé).

Funds for all three scholarships were raised through various matching grants, corporate donations and fundraising efforts by our committee members.  We would like to give special thanks to the following people and organizations for their generous contributions: Austin Foundation for Architecture; Solis Constructors, Encotech Engineering, DAVCAR Engineering, Leap Structures, Architecture Plus, PageSoutherlandPage, Negrete & Kolar Architects, Hewlett Packard, Mr. Paul Medrano AIA, Mrs. Maria Guerra AIA, Mr. Mario Ferriz, UTSOA “Summer Academy in Architecture” Program and the Austin Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

Latinos in Architecture is honored to have played a vital role in this endeavor and we look forward to continued growth in the coming years for this great cause.