The Center for Architecture

536 LaGuardia Place,
NY, NY 10012


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Grants + Scholarships Overview


In partnership with the AIA NY Chapter, the Center for Architecture administers three scholarship and three grant awards:



Grants - All grants are open to applicants nationwide.

Arnold W. Brunner Grant - Advanced study in any area of architectural investigation which will effectively contribute to the knowledge, teaching or practice of the art and science of architecture.


Stewardson Keefe LeBrun Travel Grant - To further the personal and professional development of an architect in early or midcareer through travel.


Douglas Haskell Award for Student Journals -  To encourage student journalism on architecture, planning and related subjects, and to foster regard for intelligent criticism among future professionals.


Scholarships - All scholarships are open to students in New York State.

Eleanor Allwork Scholarship - Merit-based scholarships support architecture students with demonstrated financial need.


Center for Architecture Design Scholarship - Merit-based scholarships that support students studying architecture or a related discipline with demonstrated financial need.


Walter A. Hunt, Jr. Scholarship - A two-year scholarship to supplement tuition and related costs only for New York public high school students applying to NAAB-accredited schools of architecture in the US.


To learn more about each award please select from the menu above.


Jury Guidelines

General Criteria
Submissions should be well-organized, well-written, clear and concise. Projects should be judged in terms of the following criteria.


Compelling       Grabs and holds your interest
Mature               Well-developed and sophisticated
Contemporary Engages with contemporary architectural issues
Innovative         Pushes boundaries
Promise             Demonstrates a potential for growth
Feasible*            Doable in terms of the timeframe, monetary requirements and applicant experience


*Pertains only to LeBrun and Brunner Grant submissions.


Letters of recommendation should express unequivocal support of the applicant. Professionalism of the presentation should be considered, though the project(s) should be the main focus of scrutiny. Incomplete submissions are disqualified.


To learn more about the specific jury criteria for each award please select from the menu above.