Academic & Education Committee

AIA SFV Supports
1st Annual Julius Shulman
Amateur Photography Awards of the Built Environment

Bv Michael Silva AIA
Woodbury University hosted the Julius Shulman Institute Amateur Photography Awards. The event was held at the Ahmanson Main Space and was part of the lead event for a week of celebrations within the School of Architecture. The AIA-SFV sponsored two awards for photographs of the built environment by students from the School of Architecture: Devin Gharakhanian and Abdul Kadder Kabbani. A third award for Excellence was funded by the Annenberg Institute for a student not from the School of Architecture: Naveen Gowda, a graphic Arts Student. Michael Silva presented the awards on behalf of the AIA-Student Chapter, the AIA-San Fernando Valley Chapter and the Julius Shulman Institute. The annual premier awards presented during the evening recognized local photographer Richard Barnes as the Julius Shulman Institute Photography Award and the Annenberg Center for Photography at Woodbury University received the Julius Shulman Institute Communication Award.

The competition attracted 49 entries. Winners were selected by a jury consisting of Bruce Waterman, a professional photographer; Patricia Lanza, a photographer and professor at Woodbury; Gerald Smulevich, photographer and professor of Architecture at Woodbury; and Niku Kashef, artist and photography instructor at Woodbury.

In attendance were Dr. Kenneth Nielsen, President of Woodbury University; Rose Nielsen, Sr. Director of Development for JSI; Norman Millar, Dean of the School of Architecture. Our coordinated effort to establish this first photographic scholarship award was led by Victoria Liptak, Assoc. Dean of the School of Architecture and Emily Bills, PhD, Director of the Julius Shulman Institute.