The Perry Chapman Prize
In honor of Perry Chapman’s passion for developing and sharing knowledge and his commitment to integrated planning and interdisciplinary collaboration, a prize of $10,000 will be awarded annually from 2012 through 2016. This prize funds research in the planning and design of institutions of higher education. The prize is intended to further the research, development, and dissemination of emerging knowledge to improve campus environments in support of their institution’s mission.
SCUP is grateful to The Hideo Sasaki Foundation for its support of The Perry Chapman Prize.
Call for Proposals for the 2014 Prize
The Call for Proposals for the 2014 prize is now open. To submit your proposal, follow the instructions in the “Submit Your Research Proposal” box in the sidebar, to the left.
This year’s prize will be awarded to the research project that provides the broadest range of research related to the question: How does the physical campus support institutional missions of learning and engagement? For more details about the call for submissions, please download this PDF.
To download the report “Research on Learning Space Design: Present State, Future Directions,” produced by the 2012 Perry Chapman Prize recipient team, click here.
2013 Recipient Team
In June of 2013, the prize jury selected the winning proposal, “Developing research methods for analyzing learning spaces that can inform institutional missions of learning and engagement,” submitted by Jos Boys of Northumbria University, UK. Boys has published widely on learning space design and engagement, along with her co-researcher for this prize, Clare Melhuish, from the Open University, UK. Congratulations to the team. A report with their findings will be published in July 2014.
The Hideo Sasaki Foundation, under the auspices of the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP), seeks to honor the intellectual contributions of M. Perry Chapman.
As the 2008 recipient of SCUP’s K. C. Parsons Founders’ Award for Distinguished Achievement in Higher Education Planning, Chapman was committed to developing and sharing knowledge to advance integrated planning and interdisciplinary collaboration in higher education.
Chapman’s influence on campus planning and design spanned more than four decades. He affected colleagues, institutions, firms, and community organizations through his insight, mentoring, writing, and speaking. He raised the standard of planning theory through research and analysis of the relationship between the campus as a place and its impact on learning and community.
For Further Information or Questions
Contact Shaunna Cahill, SCUP Chapman Prize Liason, at email@example.com.