Yann Weymouth Graduate Scholarship
University at Buffalo
SUNY Alfred State College
Springville, New York
Alec Harrigan is a Master of Architecture student at the University at Buffalo and holds a B.S. Architectural Technology degree from SUNY Alfred State College. Inspired by both local and worldwide precedents, Alec has focused his studies on sustainable design with a community focus. This passion has been nurtured through multiple community-based projects where Alec worked with his peers to propose a long-term plan for community upgrades in Belfast, NY, and to start proposals for the adaptive reuse of a derelict factory into an urban food hub in Buffalo, NY. In addition to his immersive regional instruction in Western New York, Alec participated in study abroad programs in both Sorrento, Italy, and Madrid, Spain. These programs provided opportunities to explore new cultures and gain a global perspective through building tours, sketching lessons, and candid conversations with industry leaders. Through his architectural studies and personal explorations, Alec remains inspired to pursue positive change in the built environment so that users and the surrounding environment are impacted in a fair and equitable way.