Miriam Strauss Wins Gensler Scholarship
SoA fourth-year student Miriam Strauss won second prize in the 2014 Gensler Diversity Scholarship competition. The Gensler Diversity Scholarship is a juried program recognizing emerging talent among African-American college students enrolled in an accredited architecture program. It was founded to encourage a more robust dialogue between the architectural profession and African-American architecture students, raise awareness of the architectural profession as a career choice, and make design careers more accessible for African-American students.
Miriam will receive an academic scholarship and has been offered an internship in Gensler's Seattle office. The judges, representing a range of design professions, selected the winners from numerous applications across the nation. Miriam submitted a design for The University of Arizona Center for Information and Collaboration and the judges were impressed with the "design sophistication" of her submittal.