Congratulations to Nicholas Frayne, recipient of the Excellence in Architecture TA Award (Fall 2020) and thesis commendation.
Nicholas is an emerging scholar working at the frontiers of architectural research and practice. His global background and longstanding interest in international development ground his work in an urgent need to address sustainable thinking in its cultural, economic, and political dimensions. Having won awards for his design and research work, he brings experience at architecture firms in New York, Boston, and Toronto to his understanding of architecture as a force for societal transformation, critique, and ethical action. With an epistemological philosophy rooted in experiential learning, his research is focused on sociology, historiography, and art theory in order to approach architectural praxis from new angles.