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. 

2014 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 March 28, 2014.

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 May 30, 2014, for review by a jury of CAP alumni peers.

Winners will be notified in July 2014 and the awards presented at the Alumni Awards Banquet.

2013 Award Winners

The College of Architecture and Planning will host the Annual Alumni Awards Banquet on Friday, October 25, 2013, at the Alumni Center. Six 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 $27 per person. Reservations can be made by contacting 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.

Mr. Paul E. Strohm and Mr. Timothy Liddy are this year's Distinguished Alumnus Award winners.

Paul Strohm, AIA, ACHA, LEED AP BD+C, is the Senior Vice President and Director of global healthcare design practice at HOK in St. Louis. He has served as principal-in-charge on several projects that have influenced the delivery of healthcare services in the United States. Strohm is a founding member of the American College of Healthcare architects.

Timothy Liddy, ASGCA is owner of Timothy Liddy / Associates, Inc. He is one of a few American golf course architects to have worked in Scotland.  Liddy has worked on 10 of the top 100 golf courses in the United States providing a unique understanding of these iconic golf courses throughout America.  He has been mentioned, and collaborated with Pete Dye or over 20 years. He was the project architect on the remodeling of the Caesarea Golf Course, the only 18 hole course in Israel.

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 2013 recipients for this award:

  • Mr. Isaac F. Bracher, AIA LEED AP, (BArch ’04), Architect at OPN Architects in Des Moines, IA.  
  • Mr. Rodney J. Collier, AIA (BArch '96), Partner at Rottmann Collier Architects in Indianapolis, IN. 
  • Mr. Kevin J. Osburn, PLA, ALSA (BLA '90), Principal at Rundell Ernstberger Associates in Indianapolis.
  • Ms. Bonnie C. Roy, BLA '03, Principal at SWT Design in St. Louis, MO.

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 Emeritus of Architecture, Paul Laseau, is the 2013 award winner.

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