David Arce, BS' 13, M.Arch. '15, nominated by Professor of Architecture Jeffrey Staats, is one of three 2013 winners of the Newman Medal for Architectural Acoustics, along with a student from the University of Southern California and another from the University of Kansas. Arce received the award for his acoustical analysis of a religious worship space within a Catholic church located in Providence, Rhode Island. Arce is the tenth Roger Williams student to be recognized in the annual nationwide Newman Medal competition since 1989, all ten mentored by Professor Staats. The students develop a term project from their own previous architectural work, and then after consultations with Staats through required meetings, submit the work to the Newman Student Award review process. Other schools participating included Harvard, Princeton, Washington University, UCLA, Georgia Tech, Maryland, MIT, Illinois, Oklahoma State, Auckland, Cambridge, Florida, RPI, Vassar, Eindhoven and others.
Link to the Newman Student Award fund