College of Architecture and Planning

CAP Alumni Awards

Each year during Alumni Day, the Governing Board of the CAP Alumni Society recognizes the professional accomplishments of alumni with two categories of awards. 

The Distinguished Alumnus Award is given to selected alumni with 15 years or more of professional experience who have achieved positions of influence and national or international reputations in their fields.  In addition, Awards of Outstanding Achievement are made to selected alumni who are making outstanding contributions to their profession and to society. 

2016 Award Nominations

There is a two part process to the alumni award program. A call for formal nominations is sent out at the beginning of each calendar year.  This year, nominations are due to Lori Pence in the Dean’s Office of CAP by April 29, 2016.

All nominees will be notified in writing and are then invited to electronically submit a final award application which is a comprehensive summary of their professional accomplishments, letters of support and a letter highlighting their professional contributions.  Final submissions for nominees are due June 3, 2016, for review by a jury of CAP alumni peers.

Winners will be notified in July 2016 and the awards presented at the Alumni Awards Banquet.

2015 Award Winners

The College of Architecture and Planning will host the Annual Alumni Awards Banquet on Thursday, March 31, 2016, at the Alumni Center. Five exceptional alumni, along with the Charles M. Sappenfield Award of Excellence recipient, will be honored during the dinner. The cost to attend the dinner is $30 per person. Dinner tickets can be purchased here. Questions? Contact Lori Pence at 765-285-5879 or lpence@bsu.edu.

The Distinguished Alumnus Award is given to selected alumni with 15 years or more of professional experience who have achieved positions of influence and national or international reputations in their fields.

This year's Distinguished Alumnus Award winner is Brandon Welling, (BArch/BS '96).

Awards of Outstanding Achievement are made to selected alumni who are making outstanding contributions to their profession and to society. The following alumni have been selected as 2015 recipients for this award:

  • Mr. Dodd Kattman, AIA, LEED AP (BS ’85, BArch '86), Partner, MKM architecture + design, Fort Wayne, IN.  
  • Mr. Eric McNevin, (BArch/BS '99), Project Manager, Eric Owen Moss Architects, Culver City, CA. 

The Charles M. Sappenfield Award of Excellence is named in honor of the founding Dean of the College, under whose leadership it opened its doors in the fall of 1966.  This award is given to professors chosen by the alumni represented by the Governing Board “in recognition of outstanding dedication, contribution and commitment to the education of the students of the College of Architecture and Planning.”  Professor of Architecture, Michel Mounayar, is the 2015 award winner.

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