New Award: Pella Windows and Doors Prize for Architecture

The Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism is pleased to announce a new $3,000 scholarship, established by Pella Windows and Doors.

Thanks to the generosity of the Pella Corporation, fourth-year students will be recognized for demonstrating excellence in their final project. The school is grateful for the support of partners like Pella who are helping to enrich the student experience.

The Pella Corporation says its scholarship program “is intended to further the understanding of architecture, with emphasis on quality fenestration products.”

 Awarded annually, the inaugural awards will be given out at the end of the 2021 academic year. Two students will receive $1,500 each or three students will receive $1,000 each.

“We recognize the importance of supporting the next generation of professionals — and the institutions that teach them,” says the company. 

This is reflective of Carleton’s mission to advance the potential of individuals, through the establishment of meaningful community partnerships that serve the greater good.

A representative of Pella Windows and Doors Ontario gave a presentation to the fourth-year comprehensive housing studio last year on curtain wall and window assemblies.

“We’re delighted that Pella has a commitment to supporting schools of architecture,” said Associate Professor Benjamin Gianni. “Dustin Handzy’s lecture to the fourth-year class complemented the studio’s focus on building envelope design and helped students to better understand fenestration systems.

“We’re also pleased that Pella has introduced a line of fibreglass components that perform well from the perspective of thermal transmission,” said Gianni. “This is so important when designing for cold climates.”