David M. Schwarz Architects is preparing the next generation of architects and planners, at all levels of their education. We have supported childhood education and college preparatory programs in the building arts, including relationships with the Phelps School in Washington, DC.

 


 

FELLOWSHIPS

Since 2000, David M. Schwarz Architects has sponsored an annual summer Internship & Traveling Fellowship Awards program. We believe that seeing and experiencing the world's architecture first hand is an integral part of an architect's continual education. We offer the fellowships as opportunities for students to enhance and broaden their academic experience through independent travel and research, and immersion in our process & working environment.

 

 

The Catholic University of America

cua-thumbnailAt The Catholic University of America, School of Architecture and Planning, we offer one David M. Schwarz Architects Internship & Traveling Fellowship Award—a ten-week paid internship at Schwarz’s Washington, DC office that is accompanied by a stipend for travel and independent research during the summer leading into the students’ final year/semester of study.

  Download the 2017 Fellowship Application

 

University of Maryland

umd-thumbnailAt the University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, we offer one David M. Schwarz Architects Internship & Traveling Fellowship Award—a ten-week paid internship at DMSAS’s Washington, DC office that is accompanied by a stipend for travel and independent research during the summer leading into the students’ final year of study.

  Download the 2017 Fellowship Application

 

University of Notre Dame

notre-dame-thumbnailThe University of Notre Dame School of Architecture offers two David M. Schwarz Architects Internship & Traveling Fellowship Awards annually. A ten-week paid internship at Schwarz’s Washington, DC office is accompanied by a stipend for travel and independent research during the summer before the students’ the final year of study.

  Download the 2017 Fellowship Application

 

Yale University

yale-thumbnailAt the Yale School of Architecture, we offer one annual David M. Schwarz Internship & Traveling Fellowship Award—a ten-week paid internship at Schwarz’s Washington, DC office that is accompanied by a stipend for travel and independent research during the summer leading into the students’ the final year of study.

  Download the 2017 Fellowship Application!

 

Yale University Good Times Award

yale-thumbnailAt Yale, we also offer an annual commencement prize, the David M. Schwarz Architects Good Times Award, a stipend for travel and independent research during the summer following graduation.

  Download the 2017 Good Times Award Application

 


 

STUDIOS

Our entire staff, from Principals to Designers, strives to give back to their respective alma maters and local architectural schools by remaining engaged in running design studios, attending studio critiques and sitting on various University governance boards.  

 

 

Yale University

During the Fall 2008 semester, David Schwarz served as the Davenport Visiting Professor at the Yale School of Architecture. Forty years after Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown, and Steven Izenour took a group of Yale students to the Las Vegas Strip to ask “what can the rest of the world learn from Las Vegas?”, David took a group of Yale students back to the Strip to ask “what can Las Vegas learn from the rest of the world?”

 

Notre Dame

In 2010, David began teaching a fifth-year design studio at Notre Dame. Like the 2008 Yale School of Architecture studio, the Notre Dame students worked on a master plan and building design for the Harrah's center-Strip Las Vegas campus. Notre Dame's focus on traditional architecture might seem at odds with the Strip's glitzy buildings and spectacles, but the school's focus on historic building and planning suggests the perfect balm to transition the Strip from its past automobile-centric planning into a pedestrian friendly place.

In the Fall of 2006, Principals Craig Williams and Sean Nohelty guest-lectured on the process and intricacies of designing performing arts facilities, with a particular focus on the (then) recently completed Schermehron Symphony Center.

Principal Sean Nohelty ('97 BArch) and Staff Designer Julian Murphy ('13 BArch) were recently appointed to serve on the UND School of Architecture's Advisory Council. The Council is charged with serving as ambassadors for Notre Dame in their profession and providing valuable council & expertise to the School of Architecture as it continues to grow and evolve

 

The Catholic University of America

President Gregory Hoss currently serves on The Catholic University of America School of Architecture & Urban Planning's Executive Development Board. Gregory also regularly serves as a visiting critic for design studios and thesis presentations. Fellow Principals Craig Williams and Sean Nohelty have also served as a visiting critic for a number of thesis presentations.

 

The University of Miami

Principal Michael Swartz has served as a studio and thesis critic at the University of Miami on numerous occasions, mostly recently in in the Spring of 2014 as a visiting critic for Professor Joanna Lombard. Likewise, Principal Sean Nohelty has served as a visiting critic to the University's School of Architecture.