Between March 03 and 14, 2018, faculty members Omar Al-Hassawi and Ayad Rahmani lead a group of 16 students from the SDC on an international study tour to Jordan, as part of the Global Engagement in Design and Construction Course.
The students visited and sketched at multiple locations in the country, including historical sites in Amman, Ajloun, and the Dead Sea. This was coupled with visits to contemporary buildings including the Royal Academy for Nature Conservation where the designer, Ammar Khammash, gave the students a tour of the building and the site. In addition, students were able to visit offices of established and young Jordanian … » More …
Mona Ghandi is the recipient of the 2018 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Architecture.
The Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise were established in 2009 as a complement to the Vilcek Prizes, to encourage and support young immigrants who have already demonstrated exceptional achievements, and who often face significant challenges early in their careers. As with the Vilcek Prizes, the Creative Promise Prizes are awarded annually in biomedical science and in a rotating category of the arts, this year recognizing accomplishments in the field of architecture.