ALA Student Merit Award Program

ALA is happy to announce our Student Merit Awards program for 2018. ALA wishes to acknowledge undergraduate and graduate level architecture students who have exhibited exemplary achievements throughout the year. We ask you to select one student from each program by Friday, March 2nd. 

Each student will receive a beautiful Lucite plaque and a complimentary one-year membership to the Association of Licensed Architects. We will mail the plaques to you on April 2nd so you can present the award to your student during your end-of-the-year ceremony.

To submit your student nominee/s, please click here

Congratulations to our 2017 Student Merit Winners

Anna Christine Brown - Andrews University
Megan Stenftenagel - Ball State University
Reed Thompson - Ball State University
Jennifer Emmert - College of Dupage
Luke Tralmer - College of Dupage
Jonas Gassmann - Drury University / Hammons School of Architecture
Kyle Huberty - Dunwoody College of Technology
Timothy R. Waller - Ferris State University
Elijah Silva - Harper College
Julia Mosqueda - Illinois Institute of Technology
Lauren McPhillips - Illinois Institute of Technology
Pegah Shabehpour - Illinois Institute of Technology
Il hwan Kim - Illinois Institute of Technology
Cynthia Vranas - Illinois Institute of Technology
Andrew Michael Witek - Judson University
Amanda Marie Zylstra - Judson University
Alexis Dorko - Kent State University College of Architecture and Environmental Design
Hayden Erdman - Kent State University College of Architecture and Environmental Design
Terri Lynn Wolfe - Miami University
Rebecca Hughes - Miami University
Kelsey D. Kauffman -Southern Illinois University
Ashley Hemmen - Southern Illinois University
Alexis Borrego - Triton College
Rebecca Palmer - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Nevis Isaj - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Gabriel Jacobs - University of Notre Dame
Alice Arnn - University of Notre Dame
Yulin Peng - Washington University in St. Louis
Doh Young Kim - Washington University in St. Louis

Previous Student Merit Award Winners


Edith Garcia - School of Architecture & Interior Design
Jared Monce - Ball State University                 
Morganne Walker - Ball State University
Laura Lynch  - College of Lake County
Julia Hartman  - Drury University
Jason E. Baker -  Ferris State University
Jaben Temple - Illinois Institute of Technology                   
Yichao Shi - Illinois Institute of Technology                             
Saad Alghamdi  - Illinois Institute of Technology               
Daniel Whittaker - Illinois Institute of Technology                 
Sepideh Asadi Jouzani - Illinois Institute of Technology                 
Melanija Grozdanoska - Illinois Institute of Technology
Joseph Lentini - Judson University                   
Jonathan Clark Judson University
Kevin Stine - Lansing Community College
Todd Yoby - Miami University                     
Melisa Perez - Miami University
Niloufar Alenjery - North Dakota State University               
Nicholas Braaksma - North Dakota State University
Brian Skrovig - South Dakota State University                   
Emily Heezen - South Dakota State University
Stephen Lauer - Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
Kati Albee - Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning                       
Claire Leavengood-Boxer - Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
Laid Omeri  - Triton College
Kylee Jackson -  University of Illinois / Chicago
Elsa Reifsteck - University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign                 
Caroline Smrokowski - University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
Kaitlyn Badlato  - Washington University in St. Louis                   
Carrick Reddin  - Washington University in St. Louis
Agata Namojlik - Wilbur Wright College

Andres Pinto - College of DuPage
Erick Sabin - Andrews University
Eric Baldwin - Drury University
Michelle L. Edwards - Ferris State University
Joshua Hugh Mac-Williams - Harold Washington College
Kathryn Christine Husar - Judson University - Graduate
Tyler Edward Wade - Judson University - Under Graduate
Nada Shuaib - Miami University - Graduate
Caitlyn Steele - Miami University - Under Graduate
Spencer Sommers - South Dakota State University
Patricia McKissack - Southern IL Univ- Under Graduate
Robert Musial - Southern Illinois University - Graduate
Ekerin Agboola - Triton College
Jennifer Chorosevic - University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign- Under Graduate
Francis Rogg - University of Notre Dame
Andrew Hostetler - University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign- Graduate
Lukasz Wojnicz -  University of Illinois Chicago
Zachary Berman Gong - University of Michigan
Matt Tierney - University of Minnesota
Andrew Cesarz - University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Michelle Hauk - Washington University in St. Louis
Perla Castillo - Wilbur Wright College
Karolina Chojnowska  William Rainey Harper College

Adam Strobel - Washington University in St. Louis
Kayla Fuller - Southern Illinois University - Graduate

Matthew Ollmann - Southern IL Univ- Under Graduate
Daniel Zweig - Illinois Institute of Technology
Tom Savoca - William Rainey Harper College
Pankil Patel - William Rainey Harper College
Jacqueline Oberlander - Univ. of Notre Dame
Aubree Park - University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Charles Dana - University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign- Graduate
James Addison - Un. of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign- Under Graduate
Jonathan Kyle Clark - Judson University
David Morales - Triton College
Nichole Tortorici - University of Illinois Chicago
Vanessa Abin-Fuentes - University of Minnesota
Richard Martz - The Ohio State University - Graduate
Alex Jaskowiak - Miami University (Ohio) - Graduate
Allison Wilke - Miami University (Ohio) - Under Graduate
Samuel McBride - Drury University
Ashleigh Walton - Andrews University
Julia Suriano - College of DuPage
Andrew Ng - University of Michigan
Dante Wilkins - School of the Art Institute of Chicago - Graduate

Daniel Bollard - Washington University
Josh Rucinski - Southern Illinois University - Graduate
John Svast - Southern Illinios University - Undergraduate
Ryan Magoon - Illinois Institute of Technology
Luis Monroy - William Rainey Harper College
Gabrielle Stroik - University of Notre Dame
Damian Rozkuszka - Univeristy of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Don Hickman - Univeristy of Illinois/ Urbana/Champaign - Graduate
Sarah Kasper - Univeristy of Illinois/ Urbana/Champaign - Undergraduate
Michael Rabe - Judson University
Ignacio Carrera - Triton College
Roy Mwale - Universitly of Illinois / Chicago
Abigail Merlis - University of Minnesota
John Yurchyk - The Ohio State University - Graduate
Jen Van Horn - Miami University - Graduate
Halley Novak - Miami University - Undergraduate
Brittany Layton - Drury University
Nathaniel Beddoe - Andrews University

Fitz Murphy - Washington University
Matthew Owens - Southern Illinois University, Graduate Program
Shannon Jones - Southern Illinois University
Kyle Bigart - Illinois Institute of Technology
Nathan Solano - William Rainey Harper College
Tiffanie Ing - University of Notre Dame
Robert Zdanowski - University of Wisconsin/Milwaukee
Emily Koester - University of Illinois/Urbana Champaign, Graduate Program
Albert Ochsner - University of Illinois/Urbana Champaign
Daniel Nelson - Judson University
Mina Rezaeian - Triton College
Efrain Campos - University of Illinois/Chicago
Dan McTavish - University of MIchigan

Karlton Lattimore, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Kyle Andrew Sturgeon, University of Michigan
Stacy Morton - IIT
Allison Schaefer, Southern Illinois University
Ryan Cuatchon, Harper College
Brian Mork, Judson University
Terry Howell, University of Notre Dame
Mark Berlinrut, University of Illinois - Chicago
Yahnna Glover, Triton College
Caroline VanAcker, University of Illinois - Urbana/Champaign
Tristan Sopp, Washington University
Aaron Detmer, University of Illinois -Urbana/Champaign

Long Chang, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Johnathan Puff, University of Michigan
Laura Mast - IIT
Ben Temperely, Southern Illinois University
Philip Miller, Harper College
Jaime Pachero, Triton College
Aimee Sunny, University of Notre Dame
Stephen Paul, University of Illinois - Chicago
Brian Vesley, University of Illinois - Urbana/Champaign
Brendan Wittstruck, Washington University
Jillian Wulfsohn, University of Illinois -Urbana/Champaign Graduate Program

Andrew Sternad, Washington University
Austin Walker, Southern Illinois University
Kinga Hufman, William Rainey Harper College
Laura Bresnahan, University of Notre Dame
Marisa Zambuto, University of Illinois – Urbana/Champaign Graduate Program
Luke Laverty, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
Michael McKay, Triton College
Rosemarie Venen, University of Illinois – Urbana/Champaign
Piotr Matejczyk, University of Illinois – Chicago
Ross C. Hoekstra, University of Michigan
Eliza Bober, Illinois Institute of Technology
Michael Gibbs, Judson University

Milena Stopic, Illinois Institute of Technology
Matthew Pica, Southern Illinois University
Luis Perez, Triton College
Kiley Elfring, Univ. of Notre Dame
Angela Angela, University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
Blake Kurasek, University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign/Graduate
Jenna Wolf, University of Illinois Chicago
Liam Lowry, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Miroslaw Burba, Harper College
Daniel Carlson, University of Minnesota
Daniel Carrel, Judson University
Eric Cesal, Washington University
Jordan Wilday, University of Michigan

Joseph T. Dietz, Illinois Institute of Technology
Emmett T. Harrison, Southern Illinois University
Justin Kimmich, Southern Illinois University
Alaa Mukahhal, Triton College
Kelly Ann Morgan, Univ. of Notre Dame
Matthew Won Piker, University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
Ryan Danforth Dick, University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign/Graduate
Alexander Al Hamdan, University of Illinois Chicago
Jasenko Badic, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Michael Browning, Washington University
Rebecca Stewart, Judson College
Sara Hoffman, Harper College
Jeffrey Hoag, University of Michigan

Alan Hugh, Whitmore Illinois Institute of Technology
Andrew Steffy, Rend Lake College
Mitch Rybacki, Southern Illinois University
Ryan Murphy, Southern Illinois University
Daniel Oprea, Triton College
Geoffrey Matteson, University of Notre Dame
Matthew Piker, University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
Janet Stephanie Miller, University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
Katherine Victoria Monachos, University of Illinois Chicago
Andrew Broderick, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


Alejandro Arango, University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
Sarah Brady, University of Illinois at Chicago
Matthew Fochs, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Thomas V. Hagensick, University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
Amy Hautt, Judson College
Jeremy Kung, Rend College
Justin Kung, Rend College
Jason Meyering, University of Michigan
Nicholas J. Markovich, University of Notre Dame
Uriel Ortega, Illinois Institute of Technology
Jake Skaggs, William Rainey Harper College
Matthew Vieck, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
Steve Wallon, Triton College


Aaron Adams, Illinois Institute of Technology
Junette Arnold, Rend Lake CollegeJana Brink, Judson College
Anthony P. Corso, University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
John Doyle, University of Notre Dame
John Garcia, Triton College
Jeffrey A. Hegg, University of Illinois at Chicago
Danisha Lewis, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
Jennifer Maigret, University of Michigan
Douglas Lee Pahl, University of Wisconsin/Milwaukee
Carole M. Pekny, University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign


Zach Borders, University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana
Joshua Canale, University of Notre Dame
Xuemei Li, University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana
Silvia Maeva, William Rainey Harper College
Joshua McGarvey, Judson College
Peter Normand, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Jeremy Olsen, University of Illinois–Chicago
Curt Orso, Rend Lake College
Kyle Reynolds, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Daniel Schmeltzer, Illinois Institute of Technology
Sean Twomey, Washington University
Diana Mora, Lane Technical High School
Cynthia Rodriguez, Lane Technical High School
Joanna Zevallos, Lane Technical High School


Tiffany Burke, Notre Dame University
Brian S. Faulkner, University of Illinois-Champaign
Karen C. Ginsberg, Illinois Institute of Technology
Reagan Halum, Harper College
Timothy C. Hawkins, University of Illinois-Chicago
Andrew Herbst, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Ryan Reu, Rend Lake College
Peter F. Sherrill, Southern Illinois University
Pawel J. Trojniak, Triton College
Kelly Hirashima, Lane Technical High School
Diana Mora, Lane Technical High School
Angeliki Patsiopoulos, Lane Technical High School
Jacqueline Wiese, Lane Technical High School


Sangeeta Amin, Fachhockschuld Bochum (Germany)
David Matthew Helfrich, Southern Illinois University
Yun Jin Lee, University of Illinois-Champaign-Urbana
Leanne Olson, Judson College
Soo (Steven) J. Park, Illinois Institute of Technology
Edmee Castro, Lane Technical High School
Jennifer Hernandez, Lane Technical High School
Kelly Hirashima, Lane Technical High School


Jessica Pantoja, University of Illinois-Champaign
Matthew Sepanik, University of Illinois-Chicago
Tamara Paulette Spenny, University of Illinois-Champaign
Stanley Sterlinski, University of Illinois-Chicago


Michael Clark, Illinois Institute of Technology
Robert D. Losselyoung, University of Illinois-Chicago
Sheryl Salmi, University of Illinois/Champaign-Urbana
Carla Schlicher, Judson College
Bryan Seifert, Illinois Institute of Technology
Denise Reyes, Lake Technical High School
Jose N. Guzman, Lane Technical High School


Darryl Baker, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
Denise Thompson, University of Illinois-Chicago
Michael Waechter, University of Illinois-Chicago
Sheryl Salmi, Lane Technical High School
Charles M. Golubski, Lane Technical High School
Loyda Villate, Lane Technical High School