Two Texas A&M University architecture students, Ming-Young
Seo, a doctorate student, and Shane Boren, master of architecture
student, were awarded 2005 American Institute of Architects/American
Hospital Association (AIA/AHA) Fellowships.
Seo was the only international student to receive a fellowship
and Boren received an $8,000 grant for his fellowship, the highest
awarded, noted Kirk Hamilton, associate professor of architecture
and fellow in the Center for Health Systems & Design.
The AIA Academy of Architecture for Health and the American
Society for Healthcare Engineering of the AHA sponsor this program,
which provides two or more graduate fellowships each year.
At the time an application is submitted, applicants must either
have earned and received a professional degree from an accredited
school of architecture in the United States, Canada or Mexico
or be in the final year of academic work leading to such a degree.
A joint AIA/AHA evaluation committee reviews all applications
and selects the fellowship recipients on the basis of the proposed
study program and the applicant's qualifications and potential
for future achievement in the field of healthcare architecture.