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Student honored by architecture association


Niloufar Alenjery, a fifth-year architecture student at NDSU, has been recognized by the Association of Licensed Architects for exemplary achievement throughout the year.

“This award has further encouraged me to follow the path I have chosen in architecture, and equipped me to better achieve my academic goal,” said Alenjery, an international student from Tehran, Iran. “I would like to thank my thesis adviser, Professor Stephen Wischer, for his valuable guidance and immense knowledge. NDSU provided me the opportunity to have mentors such as Professor Wischer, and other great faculty members who helped me widen my perspectives and dream bigger.”

She will receive a plaque recognizing her accomplishments balancing outstanding academic study and professional practice. In addition, her biography and photo are scheduled to appear in the fall issue of Licensed Architect, the association’s magazine with a circulation of 10,000 copies.

"It is no exaggeration to say that rarely have I encountered a student who has shown such willingness to ask important questions and who has demonstrated such passion towards architectural thinking and doing,” said Wischer, associate professor of architecture and landscape architecture. “Niloufar's dedication to scholarship and creativity in combination with her experience in the profession has been an invaluable addition to our program. She is most deserving of this award and I have no doubt she will make an outstanding contribution to the architectural community in the future."

Alenjery said she is moving to New York to gain more experience in architectural practice. Her long term goal is to earn her doctorate and become an architectural writer and critic.

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