Yueh-Nan Lu wins Perkins Eastman’s Shanghai Scholarship
Yueh-Nan Lu ‘07, a graduate student in architecture, has been selected as a recipient of Perkins Eastman’s Shanghai Scholarship Program. Under the mentorship of Shanghai Managing Principal Ron Vitale, Lu, one of only two students selected, will spend eight weeks working in Perkins Eastman’s Shanghai office on projects located mainly in China. The scholarship winners were selected based on their design strength, academic merit, and achievement.
Lu is in his third year of the M.Arch. I program, and expects to receive his degree in late 2007. A native of Taiwan, Lu says he is particularly looking forward to experiencing Shanghai through a Western lens and transforming Western ideas to fit the Chinese milieu in terms of architecture and design.
Perkins Eastman Principal and Director Aaron B. Schwarz (B.Arch. ’80), under whose leadership the new program was created, said, “We feel strongly that it is our responsibility to help foster the next generation of design talent in a globally relevant way.”