Alumna Maya Alam Recipient of Syracuse School of Architecture Fellowship

On April 5, the Syracuse School of Architecture announced that SCI-Arc alumna Maya Alam (M.Arch ’12) has been selected as the first recipient of the Boghosian Fellowship. Alam has been an assistant professor at the Syracuse School of Architecture since fall 2014. The fellowship allows for junior faculty members to spend a year developing a body of design research based on an area of interest while teaching at the school. Alam will give a public lecture as well as exhibit her work during her fellowship year.

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Maya Alum's 2012 winning SCI-Arc Thesis project, "The Bastardized Gestalt: Lobotomy of the Familiar." Advisor: Elena Manferdini

“Maya Alam will explore new possibilities of identity and iconicity in architecture by reconsidering alternative connections between object, observer, and context," according to the announcement. “I hope to explore with my students new categories of form and new architectural possibilities in engagement that fall outside the disciplinary conversation," states Alam in the announcement, "thus replacing outdated concepts of iconicity with more intrinsic socio-political realities.”

Maya Alam is a German born architect and designer. She holds the title of Dipl. Ing of Interior Architecture from the Peter Behrens School of Architecture in Düsseldorf and a Master of Architecture with Distinction from SCI-Arc. She has worked in Germany, India, Switzerland, China, Italy and the United States, notably for P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S, NMDA, UNStudio and Studio Fuksas. Alam was awarded the AIA Henry Adams Certificate and a Selected Best Thesis Award at SCI-Arc.