Celebration of Scholarships
Roger K. Lewis Endowment

Scholarship History

Professor Emeritus Roger K. Lewis established the Roger K. Lewis Endowment in May 2007 to support graduate students in the architecture program of the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.

Donor Statement

Roger K. Lewis' career as an architect, advocate, writer and teacher was made possible by significant scholarship support both as a high school student in Houston and as an undergraduate and graduate student at MIT. The University of Maryland School of Architecture was in its infancy when Professor Lewis joined the faculty in 1968. From the start he proved to be an innovative teacher, a reliable contributor to the institution and a dynamic practitioner. A true polymath, Professor Lewis taught design studio at every level of the curriculum, led the first summer study abroad program, established the popular course "Introduction to the Built Environment," conducted foundational courses in drawing and architectural theory, led the thesis program, and taught courses on the professional practice of architecture.

Exemplary service to the University, profession and community are hallmarks of Professor Lewis. He served as a Peace Corps volunteer architect in Tunisia. During his tenure at the University of Maryland, in addition to playing leading roles in many School of Architecture and University initiatives, he served as professional advisor managing the design competition for the $130 million Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Outside of the University, he has lent his expertise to non-profit institutions, professional associations, and community organizations. His knowledge and skill have benefited organizations ranging from the American Institute of Architects and the U.S. General Services Administration, to the Woolly Mammoth Theatre and the National Children's Museum.

Professor Lewis' career as an architect has been diverse and accomplished. His architectural and urban design work has been recognized by numerous awards and citations. He has left a profound legacy in the written word and his signature cartoons. For more than twenty years his award-winning column, "Shaping the City," has been a regular feature in the Washington Post. He has also authored two books, Shaping the City and ARCHITECT - A Candid Guide to the Profession, the latter having served as an invaluable guide to thousands of would-be architects in both America and abroad.

After 37 years as member of the faculty of the University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Roger K. Lewis retired from teaching at the end of the spring semester 2006. In order to provide a lasting legacy and continue to assist architecture students, he established an endowed fund to support scholarships at the University of Maryland, College Park.

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