“Building the Future: CGI Windows & Doors Creates Scholarship Fund for FIU Architecture Students”

Email recently reported on scholarship funds provided by CGI Windows & Doors to the FIU Department of Architecture.

Miami, Florida (PRWEB) January 14, 2015

CGI Windows & Doors, an ardent supporter of the architecture community, has created a scholarship fund for the Department of Architecture of the Florida International University College of Architecture + the Arts (CARTA).

“We believe in helping to build the architecture community by supporting it from within,” said Steven E. Dawson, vice president and general manager of CGI Windows & Doors. “Building a foundation of strong architecture students will greatly serve our community in the years to come. It’s our pleasure to get more involved with the forward-thinking programs at FIU.”

The fund consists of $2,500 for two to three scholarships, with awards given to both Walk on Water competition winners and to students who demonstrate exemplary work and a dedication to their education.

According to Brian Schriner, dean of FIU’s College of Architecture + The Arts, “It is with the help of partners such as CGI Windows & Doors that CARTA can continue to create, innovate, and inspire solutions to social, economic, and environmental issues. The impact of these scholarships is critical to our students’ future success in this field.”

CGI has a proud tradition of supporting the architectural community, with activities including a 2014 Convention Partnership of AIA Florida, and active memberships in AIA Chapters in Miami, Fort. Lauderdale, Gulf Coast, Orlando, Palm Beach, Tampa, and the Treasure Coast. CGI was awarded the 2014 Allied Member of the Year from AIA Florida, which recognizes a non-architect member who has promoted and contributed to the dignity and value of both AIA Florida and the profession as a whole.

CGI was established in 1992 and has consistently built a reputation based on designing and manufacturing quality impact resistant products that meet or exceed the stringent Miami-Dade County impact standards. The company has over 200 employees at its manufacturing plant in Miami, Florida. Today the Company continues to lead as an innovator in product craftsmanship, strength and style, and its brands are highly recognized and respected by the architectural community. CGI product lines include the Estate Collection, Sentinel by CGI, Estate Entrances, Commercial Series and Targa by CGI. CGI Windows & Doors is a wholly owned subsidiary of PGT, Inc. (NASDAQ: PGTI). For additional information, visit

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