Student-led publications on architecture and design at Georgia Institute of Technology; the University of California, Berkeley; and the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning , and Preservation (GSAPP) have each been named recipients of the 2023 Douglas Haskell Award for Student Journals, by the Center for Architecture.
The grants are one of several funding opportunities and awards given out by The Center for Architecture, which works alongside the AIA New York Chapter on programming related to the built environment. Each of the three university publications received funding in the amount of $1,000.
The Douglas Haskell Award for Student Journals is named after Douglas Haskell, an architectural journalist and editor who spent a part of his career working as an editor at Architectural Forum (1949 to 1964). His influence was instrumental in halting the demolition of Grand Central Station. The award was created as a way to encourage design students to pursue journalism.
The first of this year’s award recipients is the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Divergence in Architectural Research, Vol. 2. The journal is an open-source scholarly publication for doctoral research in architecture and its related fields. The second volume touches on focused architectural research and the downfalls of “compartmentalized publications.”
Room One Thousand the publication from the University of California, Berkeley, received a financial lift for its eleventh issue “Sediment.” The journal looks at the university’s built environment while engaging its community. According to the publication, this issue “investigates architecture’s relationship to history and society’s terrain using geological terminology.”
At Columbia University GSAPP’s URBAN Magazine, the grant money will be put toward the installment entitled “Fluidity.” Having been in operation for over 20 years, this student journal has publishes feature-length pieces, interviews, photo essays, and graphic work related to urban planning and city life. In “Fluidity”, the journal breaks down the binary understanding of “urbanism” and urban planning.
Each of these publications received an equal portion of the award’s total $3,000, not as a prize but as a means to support the continued work they each produce.