The Benjamin Menschel Fellowship Program
Installation view of Dorit Aviv’s (AR’09) installation, Jaffa | 1915–17 Jamal Pasha Boulevard | 1918–48 King George Avenue | 1949-2008 Jerusalem Boulevard. Dorit Aviv was a 2008 Benjamin Menschel Fellow.
The Benjamin Menschel Fellowship Program encourages juniors (and fourth year architect students) to submit project proposals (deadline March 9th 2012). Winning projects are completed over the summer 2012. In the fall winners prepare an exhibition of their projects for the yearly and prestigious "Menschel Exhibition" (November 2012). The exhibition is accompanied by an exhibition catalogue.
Exhibition catalogues from prior years are available for review in the Cooper Union Library. Please do consult them. Note: students from all three schools are equally encouraged to apply. No preference is given to subject matter or manner of inquiry, profession, or whether projects are conceived as individual or joint efforts.
A committee of faculty members representing the schools and the Humanities and Social Sciences reviews the proposals. Semi-finalists are asked to prepare a presentation before the committee. Finalists are announced at the end of April.
Applications include a budget. Funding is variable, typically capped at $2000.
Professor Sohnya Sayres
Menschel Fellowship Program Director