Applications for the Marvin E. Goody Prize, a $5,000 award for a master's thesis that advances the building arts, are now available in the headquarters of the Department of Architecture (Rm 7-337). The deadline for applications is May 5, and the winner will be announced May 19.
Joan E. Goody of Goody, Clancy & Associates, Architects, of Boston, established the prize with a major gift in 1983 as a memorial to her husband, Marvin E. Goody, an MIT alumnus and faculty member.
The award aims to extend the horizons of existing building techniques and use of materials, to encourage links betwen the academic world and the building industry, and to increase appreciation of the bond between good design and good building--criteria that are intended to reflect the range of Professor Goody's interests as a teacher, researcher and designer.
The competition is held in January and May each year. The prize is awarded to a student in any department at MIT who will write his or her SM thesis (or equivalent) in the following term. It is administered by a committee consisting of William Mitchell, dean of the School of Architecture and Planning; William R. Dickson, senior vice president; Professor Frank Perkins of civil and environmental engineering; Rafael Bras, head of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering; and Stanford Anderson, head of the Department of Architecture.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on April 30, 1997.