Payette is pleased to announce that architecture student Orli Hakanoglu is the 2018-2019 recipient of the Payette Sho-Ping Chin Memorial Academic Scholarship. The scholarship, offered through The Architects Foundation, was established to encourage the continuing education of female students in architecture and named in the memory of Sho-Ping Chin FAIA, long-time Payette principal. As a founder of the AIA Women’s Leadership Summit, held biennially, Chin was instrumental in defining the national discourse for Women in Design. Sho-Ping was also known for her commitment to design high caliber spaces for those in need.
“The opportunity to recognize Orli and honor Sho-Ping through this scholarship elevates the entire profession,” said Architects Foundation Executive Director Marci Reed, CFRE, MPA. “Sho-Ping’s legacy is thriving and Orli’s passion for architecture is proof.”
Born and raised in New York, Hakanoglu is a third-year student working towards her Master’s degree (anticipated May 2019) at the Yale School of Architecture. Prior to her time at Yale, Hakanoglu studied studio art, art history, and architecture at Wellesley College, where she supplemented her coursework with architecture studio courses at the MIT School of Architecture + Planning through the Wellesley-MIT exchange program. Hakanoglu is passionate about how architecture, art, and design can play a role in promoting equality across a range of societies and cultures. Additionally, she is interested in strengthening diversity and inclusivity within the professional and educational fields of architecture. Hakanoglu has worked at Architizer, the Yale University Art Gallery, and is currently working as a summer intern at Deborah Berke Partners. In her free time she enjoys painting, urban sketching, and exploring New York. Hakanoglu is the third recipient of this first scholarship offered through the Architects Foundation.
“We started this scholarship to honor Sho-Ping’s memory and it is such a privilege each year to meet outstanding students of whom Sho-Ping would have been proud to have known,” the Architects Foundation quotes our president Kevin B. Sullivan in their press release. “After reading Orli’s essay and reviewing her portfolio, I knew the jury had selected an ideal candidate. Her commitment to serving socially-conscious design is well aligned with Sho-Ping’s values and approach to architecture. We look forward to supporting Orli as she launches her architecture career.”
Architects Foundation announces winner of the Payette Sho-Ping Chin Memorial Academic Scholarship
In Memoriam Sho-Ping Chin FAIA (1953-2015)