Rowena Reed Kostellow Award: Thomas F. Schutte and Cindy Juette
Celebrate the spirit of Rowena Reed Kostellow and welcome the latest awardees: Dr. Thomas F. Schutte and Cindy Juette, our first Young Designer Award recipient.
March 8, 2017
1330 Avenue of the Americas
Dr. Thomas F. Schutte is the current president of Pratt Institute, former president of Rhode Island School of Design, and former president of PCA (now University of the Arts). Dr. Schutte has accomplished extraordinary regrowth for Pratt. In being a champion for the Institute, he has become a dear friend of the RRK Fund. His support was instrumental in helping to restructure procedures to directly help and honor students in the Industrial Design program.
Cindy Juette, (M.I.D. ’10) will be the first young designer to receive the Rowena Reed Kostellow Award. In addition to her MA from Pratt, Juette holds a degree from Art Center of Design and won a Fulbright scholarship for an additional MA in automotive design from Coventry University. She is currently an industrial designer at Chrysler Automotive, and her work exemplifies Pratt’s focus on 3‑D education.
The Rowena Reed Kostellow Fund at Pratt was organized after Rowena Reed Kostellow's death in 1988 to help continue her teachings by supporting scholarships, publishing, and programs. Kostellow, with her husband Alexander Kostellow, and Donald Dohner, created Pratt’s Industrial Design program based on abstract design applied to form, function, and industry. The educational system through analysis of abstract visual relationships is valid for all forms of expression: architecture, graphic design, and art. The program has become the foundation of many courses around the world.
The Rowena Reed Kostellow Fund is effective, so even small contributions allow us to make a tremendous impact!
Honoring: Tom Schutte & Cindy Juette
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