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Student Awards

Undergraduate Awards

Second Year Faculty Award

This award is given to a second year undergraduate student in the School of Architecture for scholarship and for having demonstrated promise of future professional achievement.

Rudolph E. Lee Award

This award is given in memory of Rudolph E. Lee and the Class of 1902. It is awarded to an undergraduate architecture student, nominated by the faculty, having demonstrated academic excellence, participated in extra-curricular activities, and exhibited potential professional architectural ability.

South Carolina AIA Chapter Award

This award is given to a fourth year undergraduate student in architecture who has been selected by the faculty for his or her academic achievement, highest quality of design ability, professional promise, and service.

Peter R. Lee & Kenneth J. Russo Design Award

This award is given annually to a student, in the fourth year of study, who has consistently demonstrated a search for design excellence. This award is made possible through the Architecture Class of ’76 in honor of Professor Emeriti Lee and in memory of Professor Russo.

Alpha Rho Chi Medal

This award is given annually to that graduating student who has shown outstanding leadership, performing willing leadership to the School, and showing promise of continued professional leadership and merit through his/her attitute and personality.

Undergraduate Prize in Design

This award, supported by a gift from Mark and Silvia Carroll, recognizes outstanding architectural design as demonstrated in the final design studio project of the undergraduate pre-professional degree program.

Alan Thompkins Scholarship Award

When funds allow, this award is given to an undergraduate student in the second year of study in Architecture who has been selected by the faculty of the School of Architecture for having demonstrated high scholastic achievement, leadership within the community, and professional promise.

Graduate Awards

Harlan E. McClure Award

This award is given annually by the faculty of the School of Architecture in recognition of outstanding architectural design as demonstrated in a graduate project or thesis. Candidates are selected by graduate faculty from comprehensive studio and thesis students following final reviews. 

AIA Henry Adams Medal and Certificate

Each year The American Institute of Architects awards an engraved medal and certificate of merit to the top-ranking graduating student in each architecture program accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board. A certificate of merit is awarded to the second-ranking graduating student. These awards are provided as part of the AIA Scholarship Program. At Clemson, leadership, character, and promise of future professional contributions are considered in addition to academic achievement. 

Mickel Prize in Architecture

This travel award is given annually to the most outstanding graduating Master of Architecture student with the best overall design ability, overall academic ability, leadership, and professional promise. It is made possible through an endowment established by family, friends, and associates of Mr. Buck Mickel. As this is a travel award, self-nominations are accepted, together with a description of where and why the candidate would travel. At the conclusion of travel, the awardee is asked to submit a record of their travels, in the form of a sketchbook, blog, essays, and/or photographic journal.  

Martin A. Davis Award

This award is given annually to a student rising into thier final year of graduate studies, who demonstrates a combination of professional promise, overall academic standing, and excellence in applied fact-based research.


2016 Award Winners

Second Year Faculty Award – Tyler Rodgers
Rudolph E. Lee Award – Chandler Blackwell
South Carolina AIA Chapter Award – Laney Tuten
Peter R. Lee & Kenneth J. Russo Design Award – Tyler McKenzie
Alpha Rho Chi Medal – Julian Owens
Undergraduate Design Prize (Honor Award) - Nicole Bronola and Kemper Fagan
Undergraduate Design Prize (Merit Award) - Jonathan Leverett
Martin Davis Award - Amelia Brackmann
AIA Henry Adams Medal - Clair Dias
AIA Henry Adams Certificate - Beth Koeppel
Harlan E. McClure Award - Beth Koeppel and Sarah Glass
Mickel Prize in Architecture - Emily McGowan


2015 Award Winners

Second Year Faculty Award – Matthew Krider
Rudolph E. Lee Award – Zachery Whiteman
South Carolina AIA Chapter Award – Austin Ferguson
Peter R. Lee & Kenneth J. Russo Design Award – Meredith Lenti and Benjamin Wofford
Alpha Rho Chi Medal – Shawn Backstrom
Undergraduate Design Prize - Maddie Orick, Chase Freeman and Kunal Patel 
AIA Henry Adams Medal – Elizabeth Cooney
AIA Henry Adams Certificate – Tyler McLemore
Harlan E. McClure Individual Award – Yaolong Wang
Harlan E. McClure Team Award – Alex Libengood and Nick Irmen
Mickel Prize in Architecture – Anthony Wohlers
Martin Davis Award – Emily McGowan

2014 Award Winners

Second Year Faculty Award - Nicole Bronola
Rudolph E. Lee Award - Austin Ferguson
South Carolina AIA Chapter Award - Jonathan Shaffer
Peter R. Lee & Kenneth J. Russo Design Award - Jordan Grant and Tyler Silvers
Alpha Rho Chi Medal - Joel Pominville
AIA Henry Adams Medal - Kimberly Bandy
AIA Henry Adams Certificate - Adam Roark
Harlan E. McClure Individual Award - Scott Abernathy
Harlan E. McClure Team Award - Yon Moll and Tanner Sharpe
Mickel Prize in Architecture - Julie Randolph


Endow an Award or Scholarship

Alumni and friends, please consider endowing an award or scholarship for outstanding student design work, or professional or academic leadership. 

Award Spotlight

Ray Huff Award Winners S16

Congratulations to Rayshad Dorsey and Danielle Drinkuth

Rayshad and Danielle are co-winners of the Ray Huff Award for Excellence for spring semester 2016

The Ray Huff Award for Excellence was established in recognition of excellence in the study of Architecture through studio and coursework, especially in the quality of scholarship, design, and its production, and is conferred upon students by the Faculty of the Clemson Architecture Center in Charleston. The award is the Clemson Architecture Center in Charleston’s highest recognition for achievement.