AIA Europe is pleased to announce that the Board of Directors has awarded the 2017 AIA Europe Scholarship to Johana Monroy, a Master's student at the Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, in Barcelona, Spain. Johana is from Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A. where she received her Bachelor of Architecture with Honors from the Pratt Institute in 2013.
Johana will present her current work and research at the AIA Europe / AIA International Region Conference in Prague this October. Johana says of her time studying in Europe, "My goal is to share with others the many things I have learned here. I plan to teach at a university and impact students in their thinking that architecture involves learning from many disciplines, understanding a multitude of cultures, accepting different ways of living and thinking, and making design come alive through experiences that are outside of your comfort zone." We look forward to welcoming Johana in Prague.