Awards and Prizes
Annual Architecture Awards (A3) Logo Design Award
The Annual Architecture Awards Logo Design Award began in years past as a competition for the design of A3 buttons used for admission into the Annual Architecture Awards. Today, the winning logo serves as the coordinating design for invitations, posters, and program cover.
Richard Williams Archipelago Prize
The A. Richard Williams Archipelago Prize is for a graduating student in the School of Architecture who has committed to entering the M. Arch program in the School of Architecture in the College of Fine and Applied Arts at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and who has demonstrated the highest academic merit and potential.
Donald E. Bergeson Energy And Environmentally Sensitive Award
The Donald E. Bergeson Energy And Environmentally Sensitive Award was endowed in the memory of Professor Donald E. Bergeson, an architect and teacher of mechanical and solar systems at the University of Illinois. A registered professional architect, he was a pioneer in the use of computers in the practice and teaching of architecture. His passion for computers and technology led him to teaching. This award is dedicated to Professor Bergeson’s belief in the importance of architectural technology and his willingness to help his students explore new avenues in the profession of architecture. This award is given in conjunction with the Green Rescheme and Design Competition, which takes students’ design studio projects and judges them on their integration of sustainable design and techniques.
G.W. Bloome Memorial Award
The George W. Bloome Memorial Award was established in 1998 by Mrs. Judith Bloome and her children, family, colleagues, and friends to honor her husband, the late George W. Bloome (B.ARCH 1963, MSAE 1965). George and Judi are both from Carlinville, a small farming community in Illinois. This fund has been structured to provide support for students whose hometown population is less than 20,000 people.
Edward C. Earl Prizes
The Edward C. Earl Prizes are funded with income from an endowment bequeathed by Edward C. Earl. Mr. Earl attended the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois from 1890-1893. Prizes are awarded for excellence in undergraduate studies.
Donald E. And Margaret P. Ferry Award For Excellence In Architecture
The Donald E. And Margaret P. Ferry Award For Excellence In Architecture was endowed to support students in the Illinois School of Architecture who have demonstrated outstanding potential for future achievement in the field of architecture. Donald Ferry (BSAS 1956) is associated with Ferry & Associates, Architects in Springfield and is a Fellow in the AIA.
Life Studio Graduate Award
The Life Studio Graduate Award was established in 2022 by alumnus Jonathan Dress ’13. This award is given to a graduate student enrolled in the Architecture Theory course for submitting and receiving first place in the Manifesto assignment competition.
Rex Newcomb Award
The Rexford Newcomb Award was established in memory of Dean Rexford Newcomb, eminent architectural historian and first Dean of the College of Fine and Applied Arts (1931-54). This award is given to a student in architecture whose work in history and preservation of architecture shows high promise of continuing the scholarly ideals and objectives of Dean Newcomb and to encourage broader review of educational opportunities.
Cyrus E. Palmer Award
The Cyrus E. Palmer Award was established in memory of C. E. Palmer (BSAS 1912), Professor of Architectural Engineering for forty years and Associate Dean of the College of Fine and Applied Arts (1931-1957).
Perkins+Will Undergraduate Award
Established by the firm, Perkins+Will, this prize awards a junior or senior student in the School of Architecture. The recipients are chosen on the basis of their cumulative work while pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies degree.
Gerald K. Slawin Award For Design Construction Integration
The Gerald K. Slawin Award For Design Construction Integration is a student competition award in conjunction with an architecture course in architectural technology, practice or management. Mr. Slawin (BSAS 1959) practiced architecture for many years in Chicago.
Delbert R. And Janet C. Smith Memorial Award
The Delbert R. And Janet C. Smith Memorial Award In Architecture was established in 1997 by family, friends, and colleagues of Delbert R. and Janet C. Smith. Mr. Smith (BSAS 1954, MS Civ. Eng. 1959) was a local architect and taught structures in the School of Architecture for many years. The recipient of this award is an undergraduate architecture student who is interested in pursuing the graduate structures option. This award provides supplemental funding toward the purchase of textbooks and supplies.
Stephen J.Y. Tang Memorial Awards
The family, colleagues, former students, and friends of Professor Emeritus Stephen J.Y. Tang established this award in his name for students in the Structures Concentration of the School. Professor Tang (BSAE 1942, MSAE 1944) taught in the School of Architecture from 1960-1974.
James M. White Memorial Prizes
The James M. White Memorial Prizes were made possible by the students, friends, and associates of Professor James M. White, who for many years was the Supervising Architect of the University.
Louise M. Woodroofe Award
As a bequest to the School of Architecture, Louise Marle Woodroofe created the The Louise M. Woodroofe Award to create a competitive opportunity for 4th year students in Architecture to provide a portfolio exhibiting the highest degree of excellence in water color or graphic sketching.
Louise Woodroofe Prize
The endowed Louise Woodroofe Prize was established by former students, friends, and colleagues in memory of Professor Emeritus Woodroofe for her many years of dedication to teaching art to architecture students. The prize is chosen based on a body of work including but not limited to the following: a collection of matted freehand drawings, watercolors, and architectural renderings and sketches prepared by a student who is enrolled in the 4th, 5th, or 6th year or as a Track III student.