Snyder and Herron

Snyder and Herron Awarded AIA Dayton Scholarships

Each year, the Dayton Chapter of the American Institute of Architects awards a scholarship to two outstanding students from the Dayton/Miami Valley Region.  This year, the two $1,000 AIA Dayton scholarships to support continuing architectural studies were awarded to KSA Master of Architecture student Natalie Snyder and 2012 BS Architecture alumnus Patrick Heron, who will be attending the Harvard Graduate School of Design this fall.

Natalie Snyder, a graduate of Kettering Fairmont High School and daughter of Steven and Bonny Snyder of Centerville.  Snyder was high school valedictorian, and graduated from Miami University in 2008 with a B.A. in Architecture with honors.  For three years she has served as an intern with EverGreen Architects of Dayton, and was on the board of directors with American Institute of Architects, Dayton Chapter as an Associate Director.  Snyder began her graduate studies at the Knowlton School of Architecture last year. This summer, Snyder is participating in a 5-week KSA architecture studies program covering 270 buildings in eight European countries.

Patrick Herron, son of Joseph and Rosemary Herron of Springfield.  This is the second year that Herron has received this celebrated award.  During high school at Springfield’s Central Catholic High School, Patrick was valedictorian. While attending the Knowlton School of Architecture, Herron was President of SERVitecture, a student led, service based design/build organization, as well as providing content for One:Twelve, the Knowlton School of Architecture student publication.

The AIA Dayton Architecture Scholarship Fund of The Dayton Foundation was established in 1997 to encourage and assist students graduating or graduated from high schools in the Dayton/Miami Valley Region to pursue a degree in architecture at a college or university with an NAAB accredited architecture program.  Scholarship recipients were selected on the basis of their academic achievements, artistic talent, and an essay about their educational and career goals as they relate to the field of Architecture.  The scholarships are funded through the generous donations of AIA Dayton Members, contributions from AIA Dayton, and through a matching funds grant from the American Institute of Architects. 

AIA Dayton, founded in 1900, has a local membership of approximately 200 members and represents the interests of all registered architects in Dayton, Ohio and the surrounding nine counties. 

 CONTACT:  Shawn Hicks, AIA Dayton Marketing Manager,