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2017 Richard Morris Hunt Prize Laureates Chosen in Washington


Beth Jacob, (AIA, NCARB, LEED, AP  BD+C) of New Orleans, was selected as the 27th Hunt Prize Fellow by the annual Jury assembled at AAF headquarters in Washington, D.C., on December 1st.

Co-Founder and Principal at CLIO Associates LLC, New Orleans, Jacob also serves as adjunct lecturer in Preservation Studies at the Tulane University School of Architecture. Her research topic, preliminarily entitled “Public Markets as Catalyst for Urban Revitalization”, will be pursued over six months of research in France during 2017.

Also selected in Washington, the 4th Hunt Prize Scholar is Constance Lai (AIA, NCARB, LEED  AP, BD + C, USACE CQM-C). Lai plans to study the subject of “Defining Quality from Design to Construction” during her five weeks of research travels in France. She currently works as Manager of Historic Preservation Services at Grunley Construction Company in Rockville, Maryland.

Beth Jacob holds master’s degrees in Architecture (University of California at Berkeley) and in Preservation Studies (Tulane University). Her undergraduate studies began at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, in the field of Education and Social Policy. Constance Lai earned a bachelor’s degree in Architecture at Rice University (Houston) before going on to pursue an M.S. in Architecture at MIT. 

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