Theodore “Teddy” Levy, a Chancellor’s Graduate Fellow and dual degree candidate in architecture and urban design in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis, has been named a 2021 Foundation Fellow by the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA).
Launched in 2020, the Foundation Fellowships aim to increase the number of minority architects by providing underrepresented students with mentorship and professional experience. All fellows receive a stipend as well as an eight-week full- or part-time internship, which can be completed in-person or virtually. Fellows are eligible for an additional licensure stipend, if they become a licensed architect within five years of completing the NOMA fellowship.
Levy, who earned his BS in Architecture & Environmental Design from Morgan State University in Baltimore, is one of 10 architecture students, all of whom attended historically black colleges and universities, selected as part of the 2021 class. He will intern with Robert A.M. Stern Architects in New York. The 300-person firm, also known as RAMSA, has worked with a wide range of educational and institutional clients, including the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia, the Normal Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Mass., and Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Mass.
“I am truly grateful for NOMA and the mentorship provided by RAMSA, who has warmly welcomed me during these times of economic, professional, and social uncertainty,” Levy told Archinect, which first reported the fellowships. “I look forward to growing from the research experience and sharing the efforts with my peers and the NOMA family. I wish to use architecture to imagine a more equitable future. What better way to accomplish that goal than to participate in this fellowship program. Thank you, NOMA, for this fantastic opportunity.”