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James Templeton Kelley Prize

Awarded By

Boston Society of Architects


This prize is offered by the Boston Society of Architects, a chapter of the AIA. Upon nomination by the faculty, it is awarded annually for the best final design project submitted by an MArch degree candidate. MArch I and MArch II students who do a thesis and receive Distinction or High Pass for their final thesis project are automatically nominated. Graduating MArch II students who do not do a thesis must be nominated by their final studio instructor.

Nature of Award

Type of award:

  • Honors (medal, certificate, book, trophy, etc)
  • Exhibition, publication, or other display of work

Full description of award:
Certificate, letter, gallery exhibition

Number Available



General restrictions:

  • Must be Harvard student
  • Must be GSD student
  • Specific degree/program (see below)

Full description of eligibility restrictions:
Graduating MArch students


MArch I Students: The Program Coordinator will share a copy of the final PDF submitted by students who received a grade of HP or DIS on their thesis with the committee.

MArch II Students: Students who are nominated by their final studio instructor will be contacted by the department and asked to submit their final design project. Application materials should be uploaded to the Architecture Department Awards iSite by May 18, 2015.

A final vote will be made at the last departmental meeting of the semester and announced at the GSD commencement ceremonies. The students will be notified during the final department meeting of the year, and contacted by the exhibitions department.

Basis of Award

Best thesis or final design project


See above.

When Awarded



Architecture Dept (Rm 207)

Previous Winners

2015: MArch I, Meng Li
          MArch II, Chloe Brunner
2014: MArch I, Linda Zhang
          MArch II, Yaohua Wang 
2013: MArch I, James Leng
          MArch II, Mariano Gomez Luque

2012: MArch I, Ben Brady
          MArch II, Yarinda Bunnag and Mark Rukamathu

2011: MArch I, Gregory Tran
          MArch II, Etien Santiago
2010: MArch I, Megan Panzano
          MArch II, Nicolas Fayad
2009: MArch I, Jennifer Bonner
          MArch II, Maja Paklar
2008: Behrang Behin
2007: Andrew Wells Baccon
2006: Richard Lam
2005: Daniel Sewall Adams
2004: Jason Halaby
2003: Angus Eade, Bryan Young
2002: Christian CV Alba
2001: Steven Lee 
2000: Thomas Robinson 
1999: Michael Samra, Maiya Dos and Lindsay Smith 
1998: Leekyung Han, Alexandra Barker 
1997: Matthew Littell 
1996: Eric Bunge 
1995: Daniel Castor, Paul Yuen

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