Last night, dbell and I went to the commencement dinner for the class of 2015. These the second half of the group we took to India in 2013, and what a night it was! First Erin Butler won “Most Improved Design Student!” She has an incredible work ethic and determination, always doing her best. The major prize, The Peck Prize, was the last announced of the evening indicating the weight and prestige it holds. It is for the the strongest designs and presentation of senior thesis projects and judged by the visiting critics from the senior reviews. The prize carries with it a large gold medal designed by a former professor of the school. The group of finalists were called to the front of the room , and the winners announced. Yes, winners, Okki Berendschot, and Shane G’avitt shared this most prestigious award honoring the winning senior thesis projects based on creativity, design, presentation. Dbell is ever so proud of these students with whom we spent so much time in 2013 discovering the mystery and wonder that is Incredible India! This is just the beginning for these young architects who undoubtedly will continue traveling, designing, and leaving their mark in the world in a positive way. For me, I am feeling like a very proud adoptive mama !