On September 16, 2020 at 6:00pm EST, 2019 RAMSA Prize recipients Justin Lai and Ron Ostezan will discuss their travels to the Argentine cities of Buenos Aires, Rosario, and Mar del Plata to study the architectural styles of residential buildings completed between 1920 and 1940.
Now in its fifth year, the RAMSA Prize is a $6,000 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 fellowship promotes explorations into a location’s sense of place and is intended to encourage RAMSA design staff to engage in targeted 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.
For more information on the RAMSA Prize, visit http://www.ramsa.com/prize.
Justin Lai, Architectural Designer, joined RAMSA in 2018 and serves as project manager for St. George’s Mansions, a multi-family residential development in the historic neighborhood of Kadoorie Estates, Hong Kong. He previously worked on the Alberni passive house residential towers in Vancouver, Canada. Justin received a Master of Architecture from Yale University in 2018 and a Bachelor of Architectural Studies from the University of Waterloo in 2015.
Ron Ostezan, Architectural Designer, joined RAMSA in 2018 and has worked on several institutional projects in the US including the South Bend Library in Indiana and the Schwarzman Center at Yale University. Most recently, he contributed to the design of the School of Commerce at the University of Virginia. Ron received a Master of Architecture from Yale University in 2018 and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Michigan in 2015. In 2019, he served as coeditor of The Diamonds of American Cities, a book published by the Yale School of Architecture featuring proposals for both minor and major league baseball stadiums.