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2024 Summer Scholars

Bringing fresh perspectives to our offices, Summer Scholars drive creativity through their unique blend of hands-on project work and scholar-led research initiatives.

An Unconventional Curriculum

Collaboration, creativity, and innovative thinking are fundamental to our practice. Our Summer Scholar program embodies these principles, offering a holistic design experience each summer. This year, we are excited to welcome 13 exceptional students from varied academic backgrounds across our offices, engaging in a program that blends education, mentorship, and practical application within a research-driven framework.

The unconventional curriculum is designed not just to educate but to inspire, pushing the boundaries of traditional design practices while challenging participants to investigate the impact of design on community and environmental well-being through scholar-led research initiatives. By combining hands-on practice with theoretical exploration, we encourage scholars not only to refine their skills and interests but also to envision and propose ideas that meaningfully engage with the human experience.

The 2024 Summer Scholars
Norfolk: Yongxiao Liu, Atheeni Eacharath, Vivienne Shi, Phillip Becher

Yongxiao Liu (Cornell University): Specializing in regional planning, Yongxiao focuses his research on the sustainable development of historical and cultural urban spaces.


Atheeni Eacharath (University of Virginia): Atheeni, an artist and registered architect from India, combines her expertise in urban planning and architecture to design projects that focus on the shared narratives between places and people.

Vivienne Shi
(Harvard Graduate School of Design): With a background in architectural history and publication, Vivienne is interested in designing and programming cultural institutions, focusing on their relationships with the public and local infrastructures.


Phillip Becher (Virginia Tech): Phillip has served the AIAS Virginia Tech chapter for three years and is skilled in fabrication technologies. With a strong background in both research and practical applications, he aspires to design beautiful spaces for the benefit of the community.

Richmond: Carley Parsons, Jonathan Chamblee

Carley Parsons (Virginia Tech): Carley spent the past semester studying abroad in Switzerland with a focus on urbanism and sustainable building practices, specifically learning how to apply sustainable timber technologies in urban contexts.


Jonathan Chamblee (Virginia Tech): Returning from studying Sustainable Scandinavian Design in Copenhagen, Jonathan is distinguished by his academic and competition honors, with an interest in CNC and additive manufacturing processes research.

Raleigh: Martina Terry, Aishwarya Patil

Martina Terry (Virginia Tech): Martina is involved in developing educational tools for interior design students and serves as a School of Design Ambassador, focusing on research and immersive learning experiences.


Aishwarya Patil (NC State): A Master’s candidate with a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Mysore in India, Aishwarya has a thoughtful approach to design. She is proficient in various drafting, modeling, and 3D visualization software, which she frequently uses to complement her interests in digital art, photography, and parametric modeling.

Baltimore: Evan Cage, Rilia Li

Evan Cage (Morgan State University): Known for his academic achievements and community service, Evan actively integrates his architectural studies with his commitment to community engagement.

Rilia Li
(Harvard Graduate School of Design): Rilia brings a diverse skill set in architecture and landscape architecture, using design as a narrative to address social issues and employing various software to craft unique spatial experiences.

Grand Rapids:


Melissa Santjer (Clemson University): Integrating design with a passion for preservation and craftsmanship, Melissa’s experience starting a non-profit to salvage and reuse Emerald Ash trees influences her approach to sustainable communities. Having spent the past semester studying in Genoa, Italy, she is excited to apply what she has learned to future projects.

Leigh Kadlec
(Illinois Institute of Technology): With a background in both civil engineering and architecture, Leigh brings a keen eye for site relationship, materiality, and tectonic strategies to her work. Passionate about the environment, she strives to design with sustainability and occupant wellbeing in mind.

Tyler Smith
(Kendall College of Art and Design): Tyler brings an artistic flair to architectural design, enriched by his study abroad experience in London, UK. He is interested in the pedestrian experience and how architecture's interaction with public spaces shapes individual perceptions.

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Hello, new!
Recognizing Excellence
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Ohio University Celebrates Groundbreaking of New South Green Residence Hall
Happy Earth Day
A New Home in Raleigh's Warehouse District
Hanbury Discussions with Shawna Mabie
Karsh Institute Selected as Design for Freedom Pilot Project
Pat O'Keefe Named Habury COO
Holistic Approach Grounded in Research
Design Retreat
Design Medalist
Lower Campus Residence Halls
Crafting the Blueprint
Seacobeck Hall
Legacy Programs
Freshly Squeezed: Hanbury Serves Up Its New Creative Collective
The Spontaneous Grid
Universidad de Monterrey
Materiality
Summer Scholar
sPARK Leasing Center
sPARK LS campus
UVA Hotel + Conference Center
Atlantic Park
Reimagining Sustainability: A Journey to Net Zero in Large-Scale Manufacturing
Virginia African American Cultural Center
VGXI
AIAHR Pop Up Park: “BLOCK PARTY”
Robert V. Reis, FAIA, Becomes Hanbury's Eighth Fellow
Portal to the Past: Unearthing Nostalgic Energy with Atlantic Park's Construction Fence
r[EVOLUTION] in Design: Exploring the Convergence of AI, Computational Design, and the 'Third Place'
Attracting and Retaining Tenants in Laboratory and cGMP Facilities
Revitalizing City Center: Richmond's Bold Step Towards an Urban Innovation District
The Power of Play: Hanbury and DPR Collaborate for a Charitable Cause
Atlantic Park Gets Go-Ahead with Financing in Place
Highland Park: A Journey to Health and Wellness
Hanbury Awarded Grand Prize in 2022 AIA Film Challenge
Community Wish Comes True
Atlantic Park AR Mural Blends Physical and Virtual Environments
An Liu’s “Helper” Named to Dezeen’s 2022 Longlist
Resilience in Practice Series Volume 2: Resilient Campus Planning
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Business Development and the Democratization of Architecture Studios
Building the Carbon Positive City with Alan Organschi
Resilience in Practice
No Small Plans