The Rowena Reed Kostellow Fund

The RRK Awards

The Fund and Awards were established to celebrate and communicate the contributions and philosophy of Rowena Reed Kostellow, who taught in Pratt's Department of Industrial Design for more than 50 years. The Fund's mission is to introduce her ideas to new generations of designers by supporting scholarships, publishing, and programs. Two Rowena Reed Kostellow Awards — one to a student and one to a professional - are presented annually.

The Fund and Awards were established to celebrate and communicate the contributions and philosophy of Rowena Reed Kostellow, who taught in Pratt's Department of Industrial Design for more than 50 years. The Fund's mission is to introduce her ideas to new generations of designers by supporting scholarships, publishing, and programs. Two Rowena Reed Kostellow Awards — one to a student and one to a professional - are presented annually.

Student Winners:

  • 2014:
    • Graduate: Dawn Gaughran
    • Senior: Inhae Lee
    • Junior: Robin Oglesbee-Venghaus
    • Sophomore: Jamison Hartley
  • 2011:
    • Senior: Collin Velkoff
    • Junior: Haily O'Connor
    • Sophmore: David Krawczyk
  • 2010:
    • Senior: Alvaro Uribe
    • Junior: Selim Benhabib
    • Sophmore: Haily O'Connor
  • 2009: Charlotte Kreitmann
  • 2008: Ian Collings
  • 2007: Mark Menendez
  • 2005: Chrissie Angliker
  • 2004: Virginia Brown/Sara Smogawicz
  • 2003: Gardiner Murry
  • 2002: Silas Warren
  • 2001: Gardner Murray
  • 2000: Jon Pettingill
  • 1997: Jeffery London
  • 1995: Rob Zinn

Professional Winners:

  • 2015: RitaSue Siegel
  • 2014: Ruth Shuman
  • 2013: Charles Pollock
  • 2012: Bill Katavolos
  • 2010: Tom Patti
  • 2007: Lucia DeRespinis
  • 2006: Ted Muehling
  • 2005: Louis Nelson/Judy Collins
  • 2004: Bruce Hannah
  • 2003: James Fulton
  • 1998: Ralph Appelbaum
  • 1997: Eugene J. Grossman
  • 1996: William A. Fogler
  • 1995: Gerald Gulotta
  • 1993: Eva Zeisel
  • 1992: Ivan Rigby
  • 1990: Gina B. Caspi