The American Institute of Architect has selected Alyssa Tope, Assoc. AIA, and Edward Palka, Assoc. AIA, to receive the 2015 David W. Lakamp a/e ProNet Scholarship. The program, initiated by ProNet, a national association of insurance brokers who are committed to providing liability insurance and loss prevention to architects, is awarded to architecture students who demonstrate a particular interest in the principles of management in architecture practice. Tope and Palka will both receive $5,000 to use towards their tuition.
The a/e ProNet, the scholarship is open to third and fourth year undergraduates as well as graduate students of architecture enrolled in a NAAB- accredited professional degree program. Submissions are reviewed by jury members of the AIA Practice Management Knowledge Community. Candidates were graded on their transcripts, letters of recommendations, and an essay on how they would resolve a project management dilemma.
For more information on the scholarship and to view the recipient’s essays visit: http://network.aia.org/practicemanagement/home/pronet.
Started in 1990, the scholarship was renamed in 1999 for David W. Lakamp. Mr. Lakamp was a founder of a/e ProNet and a trusted advisor to the profession. He left behind a legacy of professionalism and integrity that set new standards in the field of insurance services.
The jury for the 2015 David W. Lakamp a/e ProNet Scholarship includes: Thomas G. Coghlan Design Insurance Agency Inc.; David B. Richards, AIA, LEED, AP, PMP, Rossetti and Jason Dale Pierce, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, HOK.