4 Feb

2015 Pillars Scholarship Presentations

Pillars Scholarship Presentations 2016

We are pleased to invite you to honor the 2015 Dr. Steve Altman Pillars Scholarship Recipients. Grace Lee, Ryan Stangl and John Knibbs will share with us the experiences that were made possible thanks to the scholarship awards, and inspire students to participate in 2016. At the event, this year’s Dr. Steve Altman Pillars Scholarship Award will be announced.

We encourage all to attend and to share this incredible opportunity for our students!

WHAT: Dr. Steve Altman Pillars Scholarship 2016 – Student Recipients’ Presentations

WHEN: Thursday, February 4th, 2016 at 6 PM

WHERE: The Students’ Lounge in the Main Building, NSAD


Grace Lee will speak about her proposal aimed to bridge the gap between Neuroscience and Architecture through research and the development of a database.

John Knibbs completed the Rome Study Abroad program offered by NSAD in Summer 2015 with the goal of bridging the gap between Architecture  and Costruction Management.

Ryan Stangl applied his award toward research for the publication of his first Academic paper, to be presented at the 2016 ACADIA Conference.

21 Jul

2015 Pillars Scholarship Recipients Announced

Congratulations to our three 2015 Dr. Steve Altman Pillars Scholarship Recipients!

IMG_4867NSAD undergrad Construction Management student John Knibbs is heading to Italy for a summer of architectural and built environment education.






IMG_4870NSAD Graduate Architecture student Ryan Stangl will be spending his summer researching and developing a fully customizable weighting system for determining the appropriateness of various tools to computer-aided design. His research will be submitted for publication at the 2016 ACADIA conference the Association for Computer-Aided Design in Architecture).





IMG_4876NSAD Graduate Architecture student Grace Lee is spending her summer working with the Academy of Neuroscience For Architecture (ANFA) on building a database of research for both neuroscientists and architects.

17 Jul

Michael Flynn – 2012 Scholarship Recipient

flynncompressedIts causeway is exactly three quarters of a degree off center from due East.  This offset gave the builders a three day warning of the spring equinox.  And only on the equinox does the rising sun line up with the central tower of Angkor Wat.”  This quote by Graham Hancock, from the movie, “Quest for the Lost Civilization”, allows one to consider city planning from a historic and religious perspective. The causeway that he is referring to is in regard to Angkor’s most prestigious temple, Angkor Wat.  While many considered Angkor Wat to be yet another famous temple in Asia, it is truly a flourishing city, representing Heaven on Earth.

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17 Jul

Laura Dayao – 2011 Scholarship Recipient

Laura Dayao

Greece 2011

Ever since I was younger I had wanted to visit Greece.  The enchanting tales of mythology lured me to travel to where they may have happened.  I may have believed that if saw these temples and statues then it was possible that there could have been a three headed dog that guarded the gates of the underworld, or that Atlas was forever burdened with the weight of the world on his shoulders.

Now that I have finally had the chance to visit Greece (as well as Paris, Versailles, Rome, and Berlin) with a more practical and mature mindset, I will say that I was not disappointed.  Although I know better than to believe in a three-headed dog, it was just as magical and enchanting as I had envisioned in my youth.

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