Directors' Choice

The Directors’ Choice specifically highlights the outstanding capstone projects that demonstrate exceptional knowledge, creativity, and skill that has been applied to a focused idea and then most effectively communicated by visual means.

Each year the Dean, the Directors from all four schools within DAAP, along with the Director of DAAP Galleries, review the project submissions from all of our programs. The Directors take into consideration the recommendations they are provided by the faculty that work with these students daily. After much deliberation a consensus is reached to make the selections of Directors’ Choice award winners.


Awardees by School

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School of Design

Headshot of Sarah Durbala

Sarah Durbala

Industrial Design - Product Design

Headshot of Jasmine Gierman

Jasmine Gierman

Fashion Design

Headshot of Ellen Stevenot

Ellen Stevenot

Communication Design

Headshot of Thomas Stevenot

Thomas Stevenot

Industrial Design - Product Design

Headshot of Kathryn Suddendorf

Kathryn Suddendorf

Fashion Design

Headshot of Jimmy Tran

Jimmy Tran

Industrial Design - Mobility

Headshot of Cade Walker

Cade Walker

Communication Design

Headshot of Hope Yeomans

Hope Yeomans

Communication Design

School of Architecture and Interior Design

Headshot of Sam Caballero

Sam Caballero

B.S. Architecture - Simpson Futures

Headshot of Madison Coppolino

Madison Coppolino

B.S. Architecture - Group

Headshot of Matthew Davis

Matthew Davis

Master of Architecture - Orval Simpson Architecture

Headshot of Sam Dispenza

Sam Dispenza

B.S. Architecture

Headshot of Cooper Kadish

Cooper Kadish

B.S. Architecture - Group

Headshot of Emily Kubin

Emily Kubin

B.S. Interior Design

Headshot of Peter Loayza Velasque

Peter Loayza Velasque

Master of Architecture

Headshot of Hilda Rivera

Hilda Rivera

Master of Architecture

Headshot of Harrison Smith

Harrison Smith

B.S. Architecture

Headshot of William St. Pierre

William St. Pierre

B.S. Architecture - Group

School of Art

Headshot of Sam Engel

Sam Engel

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Headshot of Margaret Kammerer

Margaret Kammerer

Master of Fine Arts

Headshot of Natalie Lorenz

Natalie Lorenz

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Headshot of Tegan Recker

Tegan Recker

B.A. Art History

Headshot of Kara Yeomans

Kara Yeomans

Bachelor of Fine Arts

School of Planning

Headshot of Radhika Bipin

Radhika Bipin

Master of Community Planning - Simpson Futures

Headshot of Armita Chitsaz

Armita Chitsaz

Master of Landscape Architecture

Headshot of Madison Demay

Madison Demay

Bachelor of Urban Planning - Group

Headshot of Simon Donkoh

Simon Donkoh

Master of Community Planning - Simpson Futures

Headshot of Nicholas Heaton

Nicholas Heaton

Bachelor of Urban Planning - Group

Headshot of Max Linder

Max Linder

Master of Community Planning

Headshot of Alex Sherlock

Alex Sherlock

Master of Community Planning

Headshot of Grayson Sommer

Grayson Sommer

Master of Community Planning - Thesis

Headshot of Anna Stanley

Anna Stanley

Bachelor of Urban Planning - Group

Headshot of Shane Streiler

Shane Streiler

Urban Studies

Headshot of Trinity Tobe

Trinity Tobe

B.S. Horticulture

Headshot of Stefano Vicino

Stefano Vicino

Bachelor of Urban Planning - Simpson Futures

Headshot of Jinyi Wang

Jinyi Wang

Master of Landscape Architecture - Thesis