A. Anthony Tappé Fontainebleu Prize Winner Named

Rand Lemley, Bachelor of Architecture Candidate Receives Prestigious Scholarship

Rand Lemley at BAC Homecoming 2014 with 2014 Fontainebleu Prize Winner Anesu Dhliwayo and Becky Anderson, Coordinator of Student Activities and Leader

Rand Lemley at BAC Homecoming with 2014 Fontainebleu Prize Winner Anesu Dhliwayo and Becky Anderson, Coordinator of Student Activities and Leadership

The Boston Architectural College (BAC) is pleased to announce Rand Lemley, Bachelor of Architecture candidate, as the 2015 A. Anthony Tappé Fontainebleau Prize winner. The A. Anthony Tappé Fontainebleu Prize is an award honored to one BAC student each year to study abroad at the Fontainebleau School of Music and Fine Arts outside Paris, France.

Rand has demonstrated success both in and outside the classroom. He has immersed himself in the BAC community, serving as past vice-president of Atelier, co-chair of the annual Student Lecture Series, an intern in the Student Life Office, a teaching assistant in the foundation program, and a student ambassador at school-wide events such as Homecoming and the Spring into Design Gala. His work experience is equally impressive. Since 2013, Rand has been employed by CBT Architects and in 2014 he was awarded an academic scholarship from the BAC Alumni Association.

"I am humbled and excited to receive this year's Fountainebleau Prize," said Rand. "I have immense gratitude to Mr. Tappé for the opportunity to study in a historical setting with top-notch instructors and diverse students."

Through the scholarship at the Fontainebleau Schools of Music and Fine Arts, students have the opportunity to come in direct contact with the work and the theories of European architects, artists and theorists. Numerous field trips are organized to acquaint students with the finest masterpieces of French art and architecture, both historic and contemporary. Classes and workshops take place in and around the magnificent Chateau of Fontainebleau. The various buildings and gardens of the Chateau provide an outstanding and inspirational setting.

Rand cited his passion for building healthy communities through participative and grassroots design as his primary interest in the scholarship. He hopes to stimulate his design thinking through an international lens and return with new ideas to engage the public in design and connect people through architecture.

Past recipients of the award have included Anesu Dhliwayo, Bachelor of Architecture candidate, Perla Muller, B.Arch '14, and Arlen Stawasz, B.Arch '13. Selection of the award is based on academic and practice standing.