The 2016 Graduate Thesis Weekend culminated at the graduation ceremony on Sunday, September 11 with the awarding of the Gehry Prize by SCI-Arc Director Hernan Diaz Alonso to two students for Best Graduate Thesis: Patrick Geske and Huijin Zheng. Merit Graduate Thesis Awards were given to Daniel Hapton, Elena Larionova, Kenji Hattori, Anhuar Farah Made Jaber, Christian Kisereu, Majeda Alhina, Oscar Abrahamsson, Paul Krist and Polina Alexeeva.
The weekend’s events included reviews of the 81 thesis projects with over 50 critics including SCI-Arc faculty and invited guests. Critics included Thom Mayne, Francisco Pardo, Jennifer Siegal (M.Arch ’94) Jeffrey Kipnis, Didier Faustino, Dominique Jakob, Brendan MacFarlane, Barbara Bestor (M.Arch ’94), Pippo Ciorra, special thesis advisor Brett Steele and Graduate Thesis Coordinator Florencia Pita. The thesis projects will remain on view throughout the school until Friday, September 16.