The AIA Europe Scholarship
The AIA Europe Scholarship is a 4,000 Euro stipend awarded competitively to a graduate student of architecture from the United States, for study at an accredited architecture program in Continental Europe. The AIA Europe Scholarship Program was launched in 2015 with the purpose of promoting awareness of Europe and European architecture to American architecture students, and to share the chapter’s unique international resources with them. Click here to see the scholarship details.
AIA Europe is proud to support the future generation of architects who aim to think and work across borders.
Jasmin Sadegh, The 2016 AIA Europe Scholarship Recipient
Jasmin Sadegh is a graduate student at the University of Stuttgart Integrative Technology and Architectural Design Research program (ITECH). After earning a degree in Civil Engineering from Tufts University, USA in 2013, Jasmin moved to Germany to immerse herself in the legacy of German collaborative architectural-engineering practices. At ITECH, she studies architectural design from various perspectives, including structural, computational and fabrication, while her Master's research focuses on lightweight textile structures and Frei Otto’s form finding methods developed in Stuttgart.
Julia Kwolyk, The 2015 AIA Europe Scholarship Recipient
Julia earned her Master of Architecture from the University of Virginia in May of 2015 where she graduated with a concentration in Design and Health and Historic Preservation. In July of 2015 she was awarded the The AIA Europe Scholarship to attend the Fontainebleau School outside of Paris, France. At the Fontainebleau, she worked closely with classical musicians and contemporary composers, relating music to architecture through the concept of resonance. Julia's prior educational background is in classical music; she holds a B.A. in Music from Furman University and has continued her vocal and violin performance career while studying architecture, drawing on her understanding of structure and pattern to influence her design process. She currently lives in Charlottesville, VA, and works for VMDO Architects, a collaborative firm that designs 21st century schools for progressive education. Julia describes her experience with AIA Europe: "I am forever grateful to the AIA Europe Chapter and Alan Schwartzman for the generous gift that allowed me to study at The Fontainebleau School. The professional support and engaging conversations that I had with Bertrand Coldefy and other architects during that summer and during my subsequent participation in the AIA Europe Vienna Conference have continued to inspire me both professionally and personally." She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.