Vincent L. Snyder, associate professor in the School of Architecture at The University of Texas at Austin, was chosen to receive the 2014-2015 Rome Prize, one of the most highly regarded awards in the arts and humanities.
The Rome Prize, awarded annually by the American Academy in Rome, is given to 30 emerging artists and scholars in the early or middle stages of their careers. Each year the prize is awarded to 15 individuals working in architecture, landscape architecture, design, historic preservation, literature and musical composition and 15 scholars working in ancient, medieval, Renaissance and early modern or modern Italian studies.
Each winner is provided with a fellowship that includes a stipend and room and board for a period of six months to two years in Rome.
Snyder received a bachelor of science in architectural studies and a master of science in civil engineering from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a master of architecture from Princeton University.
His academic research and teaching activities focus on how specific cultural, contextual and constructional demands influence architectural design. He is a registered architect in Texas, California and Nebraska. Prior to establishing Vincent Snyder, Architect, in Austin in 1995, he worked for several years as a senior design architect with Frank O. Gehry and Associates Inc.
Snyder is the sixth faculty member in the School of Architecture at The University of Texas at Austin to receive the award. Previous winners are Dean Fritz Steiner, adjunct professor Coleman Coker and associate professors Hope Hasbrouck, Mirka Benes and Nichole Wiedemann