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Schiff Fellowship Alumni

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2019

Design Fellowship
Nathan Rennich
School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Writing Fellowship
Jessy Bell
Northwestern University

Jury
Anne Dodge, executive director, Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation, University of Chicago
Mariana Mogilevich, editor in chief, Urban Omnibus, Architectural League of New York
Craig Reschke, cofounder, Future Firm, Chicago
Alison Von Glinow, cofounder, Kwong Von Glinow, Chicago

2018

Design Fellowship
Jong Nyoung Park and Jordan Widjaja
Illinois Institute of Technology

Writing Fellowship
Olive Qi Ouyang
School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Jury
Cristóbal Amunátegui, Amunátegui Valdés Architects, Los Angeles
Pam Daniels, assistant professor, Segal Design Institute, Northwestern University
Todd Palmer, executive director, Chicago Architecture Biennial
Casey Renner, principal and senior project designer, HOK Chicago

2017

Design Fellowship
First Prize Winner
Jacob McLaughlin
University of Illinois at Chicago

Second Prize Winner
Kate Barbaria
School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Writing Fellowship
James Carter
University of Illinois at Chicago

Jury
Ellen Hartwell Alderman, deputy director, Exhibitions and Public Programs, Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts in Chicago
Claire Cahan, studio design director, Studio Gang, Chicago
Jon Lott, principal, PARA Project, New York
Dena Wangberg, architect, Gensler, Raleigh-Durham

2016

Design Fellowship
Patrick Burkle, $15,000
University of Illinois at Chicago

Writing Fellowship
Hanne Graversen, $5,000
University of Chicago

Jury
Brad Lynch, principal, Brininstool + Lynch, Ltd., Chicago
Matthew Messner, Midwest Editor, Architect’s Newspaper, Chicago
Heather Roberge, principal, Murmur: Architecture and Environments, Los Angeles
Karen Weigert, senior fellow, Global Cities, Chicago Council on Global Affairs

2015

Design Fellowship
Gianna Ioanna Demertzis, $15,000
University of Illinois at Chicago

Writing Fellowship
Nancy P. Lin, $5,000
University of Chicago

Jury
Mark Lee, founder and principal,Johnston Marklee, Los Angeles
Chris-Annmarie Spencer,Wheeler Kearns Architects, Chicago
Irene Sunwoo, associate curator,Chicago Architecture Biennial
Brian Vitale, principal, Gensler, Chicago

2014

Design Fellowship
Ryan Gann, $15,000
Illinois Institute of Technology

Writing Fellowship
Jesse Lockard, $5,000
University of Chicago

Jury
Tatiana Bilbao, partner, Tatiana Bilbao S.C., Mexico City
Michael Darling, chief curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Ralph Johnson, design principal, Perkins+Will, Chicago
Steve Wiesenthal, associate vice president and university architect, University of Chicago

2013

Design Fellowship
Evgeniya Plotnikova, $15,000
University of Illinois at Chicago

Writing Fellowship
Kathryn Loeb, $5,000
School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Jury
Sara Beardsley, senior architect, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture 
Chris Bentley, midwest editor, The Architect’s Newspaper 
Weston Walker, architect, Studio Gang

2012

Design Fellowship
Fa Likitswat, $15,000
Illinois Institute of Technology

Writing Fellowship
Yaniv Ron-El, $5,000
The University of Chicago

Jury
Lee Bey, executive director of the Chicago Central Area Committee and architecture writer/on-air contributor at WBEZ
Christopher Hawthorne, architecture critic for the Los Angeles Times
Patricia Saldaña Natke, architect and founding partner of UrbanWorks
Brian Strawn, architect and founding partner of Strawn.Sierralta

2011

Design Fellowship
Eric Cheng, $15,000 
Illinois Institute of Technology

Writing Fellowship
Brynn Hatton, $5,000 
Northwestern University

Jury
Zurich Esposito, executive vice president of the American Institute of Architects, Chicago Chapter 
Brian Lee, design partner at SOM Chicago 
Susanne Schnell, executive director of Archeworks 
Alice Twemlow, chair of the Design Criticism Program at the School of Visual Arts, New York

Past Winners

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