The 2014 AIA Kentucky Scholarship and AIA East Kentucky Chapter Scholarship (both supported by matching grant funds from AIA National) were presented to Aaron J. Fritsch. Aaron will be recognized during the UK College of Design Scholarship Luncheon this fall.
Aaron shares his background below:
I am currently a student at the University of Kentucky College of Design, pursuing a Masters Degree in Architecture. I received my B.A. in Architecture from the University of Kentucky on December 20th, 2013. While at Kentucky I was fortunate enough to have worked on professional fabrications such as Performa 12 and Performa 13. I have led digital visualization workshops for the College of Design and completed an externship with Studio Gang Architects in Chicago.
My studies at the University of Kentucky have taught me that architecture is a field that is extremely subjective. It takes on many faces that are constantly changing due to the demands of an urbanizing world and as an aspiring architect I must learn to change with them. The University of Kentucky has taught me to do so through a creative design process that involves research, digital prototyping, materialistic experimentation and critical discourse.
Kentucky's willingness to welcome inquiry and debate show their commitment to helping me as a student develop my own philosophies about architecture and design. As I move forward in my academic career, my goal is to obtain my masters degree so that I can become a licensed architect and possibly a professor of architecture.