Nautilus Tidbits

The Nautilus, Summer 2003







Dean Vogel receives AIA Michigan President’s Award

At AIA Michigan’s annual 2003 Honor Awards ceremony in May, Dean Stephen Vogel, FAIA, was awarded the President’s Award for “. . .contributions to the advancement of the built environment by an influential architect in education. . .” Vogel is a past president of AIA Michigan.

Scholarship Fund to honor the late Paul Reehil

A fund raising effort has commenced to honor alumnus and adjunct faculty member Paul Reehil (’67, LW ’71) with an endowed scholarship. Reehil, an associate with Rossetti Associates, passed away last February. He served as an adjunct professor in the School of Architecture for more than 30 years, and has taught Architecture and Construction Law to generations of graduates.

The goal is to raise $25,000 to endow the scholarship. To date, the School has received approximately $15,000 in pledges. If you wish to donate to this fund, please contact Algis Bublys ('67) at Barton Malow Design (248-436-5100) or Dean Vogel at the School.

More Design Center exhibits tour the world

The Detroit Collaborative Design Center received a Special Mention for its design of a Mobile AIDS station for Sub-Sahara Africa. The competition was sponsored by Architecture for Humanity, a New York-based nonprofit design advocacy group. An exhibit of several of the winners including the Design Center’s is now touring the world. It is currently in Los Angeles, and the Design Center’s entry was recently featured in the Calendar Live site on LA


The Design Center is also part of a touring exhibit of the Dedalo Minosse International Prize for its project, Homeboy Industries (see photo at right). The exhibit has reached the United States and is now in San Francisco. Homeboy Industries was the only U.S. project out of the 18 awards given. We hope to bring the Dedalo Minosse exhibit to the SOA in September to be shown in our new exhibit hall.

ARE Study Guides available

The McNichols Campus Library has the new Architectural Licensing Seminar study guides for the Architectural Registration Exam. Alumni have library privileges and may use the guides to study for the various parts of the exam. During the summer, the library is open most days from 11:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

2003 graduates win awards

Awards were issued to the graduating class of 2003 at the graduation reception in May. The AIA awards are for academic excellence. The Alpha Rho Chi award is for service and leadership. The Alumni Award is a new award given to a student who has persevered through hardship to achieve his or her degree.

The following students received awards:

  • Jessica Schulte: AIA Henry Adams Medal (Master's)
  • Brock Desmit: AIA Henry Adams Medal (Bachelor's)
  • Laura Westphal: AIA Certificate
  • Jennifer Howarth: Alpha Rho Chi
  • Matt Gerard: School of Architecture Alumni Award