Third Year in a Row, SARA National Recognizes Student Excellence

Third Year in a Row, SARA National Recognizes Student Excellence

By Kerry McCulloug...

November 7, 2019

SARA Winner

Two student projects from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Architecture have been honored with awards from the Society of American Registered Architects (SARA), National Design Awards 2019 program.

SARA recognized architecture students Trevor Kirschenman and Erik Lemus with an Award of Merit for their project “Wyuka Synagogue”. This project originated from Mark Bacon’s spring 2019, ARCH411 studio and previously earned an Honor Award from the SGH Inc. / Dri-Design Competition. Hannah Schafers received an Award of Merit for her project “The Cloud House” which was designed in David Karle’s ARCH511 studio and earlier earned an Honorable Mention in Bustler’s HERE+NOW: A House for the 21st Century Student Design Competition. This is Schafers second award from SARA National. Last year she was given the Award of Honor for her team’s project “REMEMBRANCE”.

Of the 29 student entries SARA received from across the country, nine student projects were selected by the jury for award. UNL received two of the nine awards. This is the third year UNL students have gained significant recognition by this national organization. “I am excited to facilitate learning experiences and course outcomes beyond the traditional classroom environment,” said David Karle. “It is especially rewarding when student authored outcomes are recognized by a national jury and professional organization. This type of recognition is a reflection of the collective effort put forth by all faculty and student-to-student peer mentoring. I am proud and excited to continue working with students inside and outside the classroom.”

The awards were presented Friday, November 1, at Venue SIX10 in Chicago, Illinois.

Founded on November 9, 1956, by Wilfred J. Gregson, the Society of American Registered Architects celebrates design excellence in architecture and design through their annual National Design Awards program which attracts entries from across the country and around the world from individuals, firms and students of architecture and allied disciplines.