William Smith student awarded funding for a summer internship in NYC and a winter study trip to France
This year's winner of the Eric Cohler Award is William Smith junior Kate Egan. Supported by a generous gift from Eric Cohler '81, this annual award supports one Hobart or William Smith student interested in design and/or the arts through internship and study abroad experiences. Egan is majoring in architectural studies and minoring in studio art.
The first component of the award is a two-week internship at Eric Cohler Design, Inc. in New York City the summer prior to the recipient's senior year. Established in 1991, Eric Cohler Design, Inc. specializes in interior design and restoration. The firm is led by Cohler, dubbed the “Mixmaster” by magazine editors for using classical elements juxtaposed with contemporary materials for a jolt of unusual color or texture. His projects have included houses, apartments and commercial spaces across the United States, Europe and the Caribbean.
The second component of the award will be completed during January break of the recipient's senior year, when Egan will travel and study for 10 days in France. Egan proposes to study John Ruskin's theories of architecture and society through the gothic monuments in Paris and its environs.
Upon her return from Europe, Egan will share her experiences in a public forum with fellow art and architecture students at HWS.
This award will cover lodging and a stipend for the New York City internship component; lodging, round-trip airfare and a stipend will be provided for the European component.
All Hobart and William Smith rising seniors majoring in architectural studies, art history, or studio art are eligible to apply for this annual award.