Scholarship Recipients


AIANY and the Center for Architecture will present scholarships to two deserving students nominated by Dean Gerarda Shields from New York City College of Technology, our area’s most recently accredited architecture school:

Rafia Amin

Senior Architecture Student
New York City College of Technology

Amin is a fourth year student at the New York City College of Technology and pursuing a Bachelor in Architecture. For the past two semesters she has been participating in a federal work-study program. After graduating, she plans to become a licensed architect. Outside of architecture, she enjoys painting, crafting, and sewing.

Farai Matangira

Junior Architecture Student
New York City College of Technology

Farai is a passionate architecture student, who believes that the design of the built environment is key to understanding human nature. This has aroused his curiosity on how ideas of a habitable space are translated into a functional building. Having lived in 3 different countries, he continues to explore more about architecture not only from a design and construction perspective, but also from its relationship to societal issues in cross-cultural set-ups.