The Rowena Reed Kostellow Fund


9 April 2014

2014 Rowena Student Award Winners Announced

Graduate ($1000): Dawn Gaughran
Senior ($1500): Inhae Lee (She was also 2012’s sophomore winner)
Junior ($1000): Robin Oglesbee-Venghaus
Sophomore ($500): Jamison Hartley

Jury: RitaSue Siegel, Lisa Smith, Pamela Waters, Sunhee Kim, Kyle Sola and Tucker Viemeister

This years 12 nominees did an excellent job with their 3D work, their presentations (both physical and verbal) were clean and well designed.

Thanks to kathryn and linda for getting it all organized!

About the RRK Fund

The Rowena Reed Kostellow Fund at Pratt Institute was organized after her death in 1988 to continue her teachings by supporting scholarships, publishing and programs. Rowena, with her husband Alexander Kostellow and Donald Dohner, created Pratt's Industrial Design program merging form, function, and industry. Their objective was to develop an education system based on analysis of abstract visual relationships that would be valid for all forms of visual expression, including architecture, product design, graphic design, and fine art. The program flourished and became the foundation of many courses and ID programs around the world. For over 50 years, Rowena taught three-dimensional design at Pratt, where she told her students “If you can't make it more beautiful, what's the point?”

Learn more about Rowena, her teaching methodology, and Pratt Institute in Gail Hannah's book, Elements of Design: The Structure of Visual Relationships, published by Princeton Architectural Press.