FIU’s Tau Sigma Delta Chapter Inducts New Members for 2018


Florida International University’s chapter of Tau Sigma Delta, National Honor Society for Architecture and Allied Arts, held its annual induction ceremony on April 24, 2018 at FIU Miami Beach Urban Studios.

The ceremony included welcome notes from Professor and Tau Sigma Delta Faculty Advisor, Marilys Nepomechie and Chair of the Department of Architecture, Jason Chandler. An award ceremony and reception followed.

This year, 23 students from the School of Architecture were chosen to be inducted as a part of the 2018 cohort of Tau Sigma Delta. Induction into this honor society celebrates the scholastic accomplishments of students who are in the final two years of their professional studies and whose academic records place them in the top 10% of their respective programs.

Director of Glavovic Studio, Margi Nothard, was awarded the Tau Sigma Delta Silver Medal for her distinction in design. Faculty of the departments of architecture, interior architecture and landscape architecture unanimously voted for her to receive this recognition.

Graduate student, Stephanie Alvarez received the Bronze Medal Award after winning a competitive portfolio competition reviewed by a professional jury. The Bronze Medal award is presented to students that have distinguished themselves in design.

Congratulations to the Silver and Bronze Medal winners and to the newly inducted members of Tau Sigma Delta!

Below is a list of the 2018 Tau Sigma Delta medal winners and inductees:

Silver Medal Award

Margi Nothard


Bronze Medal Award

Stephanie Alvarez


New Members

Fernando Rodriguez

Helen Galanis

Patrick Davidson

Rayni Kovacs

Sandra Mustieles

Stephanie Alvarez

Briana Hunter

Deborah Wintringer

Jorge Tubella

Joseph Murillo

Olivia Bussey

Andres Barros

Maisha Rae Richardson

Oriana Espinoza Baena

Gabriela Soto

Victoria Gomes

Andrea Orozco

Denise Morales

Daniella Ruggero

Vera Kabalkina

Jordan Kager

Cesar Charria

Maria Flores

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