Christine Doherty, graduating senior in the Architecture and Environmental Design program, has been awarded the 2014 AIABaltimore Architecture Research and Travel and Scholarship. This summer, Christine will be traveling to Bogota, Columbia to research how architecture and public spaces can be used to combat social injustices. In her words, “successful architecture improves the lives of ordinary people. It can make people safer, life more convenient, and provide space that builds and reinforces community”.
Through data collection, design analysis and stakeholders interviews, the study in hopes to catalog and identify the government programs, design processes and social improvements that are transforming Bogota and can inform public architecture and neighborhood stabilization efforts in Baltimore and beyond.
Congrats to Christine!
The AIABaltimore Architecture Research and Travel Scholarship was established in 2007 following the decision of the Board of Directors to support Morgan State University’s School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P) undergraduate degree program, the Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Environmental Design (BSAED).
The purpose of the AIABaltimore Architecture Research and Travel Scholarship is to encourage and assist students, especially those from the Baltimore-Washington Metro Region, to conduct research away from their home base and to investigate specific topics or engage in other worthwhile professional and scholarly activities that will enrich their experience and enhance their education.