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Diane Armpriest Hands-On Architecture Experience Award

The Hands-on Experience Award supports students who wish to pursue expertise in the integration of architecture and construction. The award supports a design-focused, hands-on architecture and/or construction experience in an area that is distant from the student’s home or school location. The experience will focus on a particular area of interest to the student (focused investigation).


  • Open to entering and continuing graduate students in the Architecture Program.
  • The experience might include, but is not limited to, an internship or job at an exceptional, distant architectural, design/build or construction management firm with a supervised office and on-site experience. 
  • The award may be used to support travel to distant work site/living expenses, research, documentation, and presentation.

Note: This award does not support participation in regularly offered design build courses at the University of Idaho.


To apply, use the form below to upload a three-page proposal that includes:

  • Your goal for the experience and the focused investigation.
  • A description of how you plan to achieve this goal.
  • What you hope to learn about the relationship between architectural design and construction and how the hands-on experience will support your academic, professional, and personal goals.
  • A budget for how the funds will be used.
  • How the award will provide opportunities you might not otherwise have.
  • Any anticipated academic credit. In the case of an internship, proof of internship and dates are required before the semester the internship begins.
  • Award recipients shall share the experience and focused investigation with fellow students and faculty by way of a published presentation or other comparable demonstration.

For more information on donor, see Exhibit A.

Next Application Deadline

Extended: On or before Monday April 29th, 2024


Architecture Program

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2451 Moscow, ID 83844-2451

Phone: 208-885-4409

Fax: 208-885-9428

Urban Design Center

Mailing Address:
322 E. Front Street
Suite 390
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-885-6781

Urban Design Center