The RAMSA Prize is a $5,000 grant awarded annually by the partners of Robert A.M. Stern Architects to individuals within the firm for the purpose of travel and research. This two-week-long travel fellowship promotes explorations into a location’s sense of place.
The prize is intended to encourage RAMSA design staff to engage in targeted, in-depth research into a city, town, or place, in a way that can meaningfully inform design work. In addition, the prize allows staff to pursue personal interests as an extension of the firm’s research-based design principles.
Congratulations to Robert Cannavino and Mark Santrach, recipients of the 2017 RAMSA Prize!
Understanding Regionalism: The Creation of Place in the Spanish Colonies
Mr. Perez and Mr. Moldafsky’s research will "focus on cities in central Mexico and port cities in the Caribbean and Central America that represent some of the best preserved cities for Spanish Colonial architecture, each location selected for its unique climate, local materials, and regional differences," wrote Perez and Moldafsky. “We hope to study how these unique sets of stimuli created new variations in Spanish architectural character across New Spain.”
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Locus Ex Nihilo: Placemaking in a Tabula Rasa Condition
Click here to view Christian’s proposal.
Grand Central Stations
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Matthew Cook and Mark Santrach
Steeped in History: The Architecture and Urbanism of the Tea-Horse Road
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