News • May 01, 2019

CBU architecture students display their creative works

CBU architecture students display their creative works

Riverside, Calif. (April 30, 2019) – The College of Architecture, Visual Arts and Design at California Baptist University hosted its annual open house, displaying projects of more than 70 architecture students. The evening also featured an award ceremony that recognized excellence in the students’ work.

Andriani Sugianto, an architecture junior, won the Faculty Award for Highest Performance Second Year for her site analysis diagram project she worked on in her Design Studio II course.

Sugianto said the diagram, of a fictitious poetry foundation in downtown Riverside, was a semester-long endeavor. Sugianto implemented several unique designs into her site plan including a café, a public collection space, a library and a performance area.

“I worked really hard and in the end it paid off,” Sugianto said.

Keelan Kaiser, architecture program director, said the award ceremony is meant to recognize students for their academic performance and their academic improvement.

“Some students are going to get awards, but this is also a time of fellowship. Supporting each other and cheering each other on,” Kaiser said. “Winning awards is part of academic education and architectural advancement. To be competitive and be recognized for their good work is an important part of their practice and developing one’s practice of architecture.”

Jacob Gonzalez, an architecture sophomore, also worked on the poetry foundation project. In his project, he focused on providing separate spaces within the building for both public and private audiences.

“I gained experience in studying the area and seeing how lighting worked in certain areas in the day and night, which was great because in future projects I can use more natural lighting rather than artificial,” Gonzalez said.

William Hunnel, an architecture graduate candidate, was recognized at the awards ceremony for completing his degree.

“During my time at CBU, I learned a lot about design, life and how you interact with people,” Hunnel said.

Second Annual CBU Architecture Awards:

University Program Award in Architecture
Ashley Palaiyan

Highest Academic Honors
Wesley Yngsdal
Daniel Keinert

Outstanding Leadership Award
Joshua Greene
Jack Gonzalez

Outstanding Academic and Service Award
Kaylan Cummins

Researcher Excellence Award
Jacob Slagil

Directors Award of Professional Promise
Diego Corona

Dean’s Award for Leadership and Engagement
Alex Gordon 

Faculty Award for Highest Academic Performance First Year
Keiren Wright

Faculty Award for Most Improved Performance First Year
Ariadne Zepeda
Kate Reyes
Liana Campa

Faculty Award for Highest Academic Performance Second Year
Adriani Sugianto

Faculty Award for Most Improved Performance Second Year
Aaron Gamez
James Brisco

Faculty Award for Highest Academic Performance Third Year
Abigayle Ashby

Faculty Award for Most Improved Performance Third Year
Jacob Arellano
Amy Espino

Faculty Award for Highest Academic Performance Fourth Year
Daniel Keinert

Faculty Award for Most Improved Performance Fourth Year
Paul Reyes

Faculty for Highest Academic Performance Fifth Year
Wesley Yngsdal

Faculty Award for Most Improved Performance Fifth Year
Ashley Palaiyan

Students Completing a Bachelor’s Degree and Moving Directly into Practice:
William Hunnel
Christopher Peterson

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