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CoAD Student Wins AIA-NJ Scholarship Award for Second Time

Saif Haobsh

Saif Haobsh, a senior in the College of Architecture and Design and an Albert Dorman Honors College scholar, has received the prestigious Scholarship Award from The New Jersey Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA-NJ), an honor he also received in 2011.

The $5,000 annual grant is given to architecture students who demonstrate scholastic achievement, talent and potential for success in the architectural profession. Haobsh, a resident of Pompton Lakes, plans to obtain a master’s degree in architecture.

“It always gives us great pleasure to recognize and encourage New Jersey architecture’s rising stars,” said Kimberly Bunn, president of AIA-NJ. “We will continue finding and awarding the brightest in young architecture talent, to help today’s student architects grow into the stewards of our profession.”

In addition to his AIA-NJ honors, in 2014, Haobsh received the Clarence Tabor Memorial Award from the Architects League of Northern New Jersey, a local section of the New Jersey Chapter of the AIA-NJ. The Tabor Award is given to students who have shown academic achievement and are entering the final year of an undergraduate architectural program.

Haobsh was also named a semifinalist in the 2014 AECOM Urban SOS student competition, which receives hundreds of entries from around the world.