One, Two, Three AAP Alumni Win 2015–16 Rome Prizes

American Academy in Rome

The American Academy in Rome is housed in the Villa Aurelia atop the Janiculum in Rome. photo / Alex McLean

April 29, 2015

The 2015–16 Rome Prizes were announced last week, and include three AAP alumni: Jeffrey Cody (Ph.D. CRP '89), Javier Galindo (M.Arch. '11), and Thaisa Way (Ph.D. HAUD '05).

Each year, the Rome Prize is given to 30 emerging artists and scholars in the early or middle stages of their careers that represent the highest standard of excellence in the arts and humanities. Fellows spend a year at the American Academy in Rome, pursuing their work in "an atmosphere conducive to intellectual and artistic freedom, interdisciplinary exchange, and innovation." The Rome prize community includes fellows, residents, visiting artists and scholars, and members of academic summer programs.

Cody, who received the American Academy in Rome's Historic Preservation and Conservation Prize, is currently a senior project specialist at the Getty Conservation Institute in Los Angeles, and will work on a project titled Conserving the City by Understanding its Built Landscape: the analysis of urban form by Saverio Muratori, 1910–1973. Galindo, who won the James R. Lamantia Jr. Rome Prize in Architecture, is the founder and principal of JGCH, and an associate principal at Kohn Pedersen Fox. His Rome project is titled The Created Fragment. Way, winner of the Garden Club of America Rome Prize in Landscape Architecture, is an associate professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Washington, and will work on a project titled Drawing Histories of Landscape Architecture.

By Rebecca Bowes

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