Introducing the Holcim Foundation Fellowship Cohort for North America!

Meet the 15 young professionals selected for our first Fellowship

We are thrilled to announce the talented young professionals selected for the inaugural Holcim Foundation Fellowship in North America. This exciting event will take place in New York City from August 5-16, 2024.

Last updated: July 08, 2024 New York City, USA

Our first cohort includes individuals from diverse fields across architecture, engineering, real estate, urban planning, and landscape architecture. They bring a wealth of perspectives crucial for addressing the Fellowship’s central theme: “Decarbonization at Scale.”

Chosen from a competitive pool of applicants across Canada and the United States, these fellows have demonstrated a strong commitment to sustainability in the built environment. We eagerly anticipate their arrival in August for two intensive weeks of exploring sustainable construction with industry leaders and academics.

Meet our 2024 fellows for North America

Yash Akhouri | Architecture - Mass Timber Design, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, USA | A lifelong scholar, who is always eager to learn from the world around them and from the opportunities it presents.

Sidrah Anees | Planning, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada | A recent graduate of the Master of Planning program at the University of Calgary School of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape (SAPL).

Elisa Arce | Architecture, Judson University, Elgin, IL, USA | Recent Master’s graduate in Architecture from Judson University.

Matt Arnott | Landscape Architecture, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada | Design-Research assistant at Lateral Office and a Master of Landscape Architecture Candidate at the University of Toronto.

Marney Coleman | Sustainability in Real Estate Development, University of Michigan, Chicago, IL, USA | Sustainability Manager for the Trammell Crow Company (TCC) focussing on supporting implementation of effective sustainability strategy for the firm globally.

Samuel Cousineau | Sustainable Building Systems, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA | Graduate student in the MS in Sustainable Building Systems program at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.

Gabriel Jamison | Real Estate Development, New York University, New York, NY, USA | An environmental activist from Brooklyn, New York who recently graduated with a Master’s of Science in Real Estate Development (MSRED) from NYU.

Amanda Klepper | Sustainable Design & Construction, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA | Master’s student at Stanford University studying Sustainable Design and Construction, focusing on sustainability in structural engineering.

Stephanie Koziol | Real Estate, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA | A second-year Master of Real Estate candidate at Cornell University concentrating in Development and Sustainability. While at Cornell, she is president of the Association of Cornell Women in Real Estate.

Alec Long | Architecture, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA | LA-based architectural designer and recent MArch graduate from the University of Southern California and a Tau Sigma Delta honor society member.

Laetitia Morlie | Ecosystems in Architectural Sciences, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA | Ph.D. Student at Yale CEA, where she investigates the relationship between architectural materiality and soil health.

Lorena Polovina | Architecture, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada | P.Eng, CPHD, is an interdisciplinary designer, engineer and artist working at the intersection of architecture, biology and material science.

Mrudhulaa Ranganath | Urban Design, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA | Passionate in bridging the current gap between urban design and policy formulation and is currently pursuing a graduate degree in Urban Design at Georgia Institute of Technology.

Maggie Smith | Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA | 2023 graduate from Master’s at MIT in Civil & Environmental Engineering with a focus on structural mechanics and design. After graduation she joined the Arup Boston office.

Viviana Urra | Design Studies Energy & Environment, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA | A sustainable design specialist at Overland Partners in San Antonio, Texas who has gained valuable international experiences in Japan, Mexico and Puerto Rico.

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