Payette and Architects Foundation Launch 2018-2019 Payette Sho-Ping Chin Memorial Academic Scholarship Program

–  In partnership with the Architects Foundation, Payette today announced the opening of applications for the Payette Sho-Ping Chin Memorial Academic Scholarship. This $10,000 scholarship provides assistance to women pursuing a professional degree in architecture recognized by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB).

Beginning today through January 17, 2018, qualified students entering at least their third year of undergraduate, or any level of graduate study, are encouraged to apply. Previous Payette Sho-Ping Chin Memorial Academic Scholarship recipients are also eligible to reapply.

“We are so pleased to partner with Payette on this scholarship,” said Marci B. Reed, Executive Director of the Architects Foundation. “In addition to being a long-time principal at Payette, Sho-Ping Chin was instrumental in defining the national discourse for women in design, and helped found the AIA Women’s Leadership Summit. This scholarship is a wonderful way to honor her memory.”

Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and will be required to provide their resume, a personal essay, 5-10 examples of their creative work, and two letters of recommendation, among other requirements. To apply, visit

“Sho-Ping was a wonderful mentor and instilled in her teams a sense of camaraderie and commitment to design,” said Kevin Sullivan, Payette’s President and long-time colleague of Sho-Ping. “The impact of her work at our firm and throughout the profession is still felt today. We are honored to continue her legacy and commitment to advancing women in architecture through this scholarship.”

Scholarship winners will be notified in April 2018. To learn more about the Payette Sho-Ping Chin Memorial Academic Scholarship program and how to apply please visit

This is the first scholarship offered through the Architects Foundation specifically for women architecture students, named after a woman architect.

About Payette

Payette is a leading architectural design firm in Boston, MA specializing in the programming, planning, and design of complex buildings for medical and scientific research, academic teaching, and healthcare. For more than three quarters of a century, Payette has practiced innovation in these highly technical buildings while developing a culture based on deep readings of program as one of the essential subtexts of architecture. This thorough understanding of how hospitals and laboratories work has helped clients transcend function to transform places and improve people’s lives. For more information, please visit

About The Architects Foundation

The Architects Foundation was created to celebrate architecture’s value by advancing tomorrow’s design leaders and preserving architectural treasures of the past. The Architects Foundation is positioning itself for new success, preparing to launch a momentous increase in scholarship programming, thanks to a recent gift of $1 million from AIA. By enhancing the program, the Foundation aims to attract and cultivate a diverse next generation of architects, and provide new opportunities to support the evolution of the profession. The Architects Foundation also preserves the historic Octagon building in the nation’s capital, seeking ways to best express the values of historic preservation work and keep the Octagon’s legacy alive with exhibits, educational programs and partnerships. Visit

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