The Center for Design ATX and the AIA Austin Women in Architecture committee are excited to announce their second annual scholarship awarded to a minority female identifying student attending the University of Texas School of Architecture. The scholarship was a direct result of the Call to Action subcommittee, formed by WiA Austin in 2021, whose goal is to identify and remove barriers for minority women in architecture. After an intense review process of all the applications, the CFD and WiA Austin awarded scholarships to two incredible students, Andrea Bailey-Ortiz and Kayla Quilantang.

Please enjoy this video of Andrea Bailey-Ortiz describing what it means for her to be one of this year’s scholarship recipients. In addition to the scholarship, WiA has paired each student with a mentor from the Austin architecture community. We would also like to take a moment to recognize our two mentors, Carina Coel and Ada Corral. Thank you to all of the scholarship donors including Alterstudio, Artisan Hardwood Floors, ATX Architects, BGK Architects, Ashton & Kevin Brooks, Den Property Group, Donna Carter Advised Fund, Faye + Walker, Gustavo Bernal & Alexandra Chaves, Heather McKinney, Jeanne Schultz Design Group, Julien Brown, Koch McIntire Construction, LA-N-D, Makayla Ponce, Martinez Moore Engineers, McKinney York Architects, Michael Hsu Office of Architecture, MMD Architecture, Nicole Blair, Padavic Design, Page, Pluck Architecture, Randy Davis, R Builders, Storybuilt, Restructure Studio, Rogers O’Brien Construction, Ruben Martinez, Thoughtbarn & Wheelhouse. Thank you also to Nichole Wiedemann for being a great resource at UTSOA and for assisting us with setting up this scholarship.

Committee Chair – Ashton Brooks

Committee Chair-Elect & Sub-committee Chair – Alexandra Chaves, Assoc. AIA

Video Production and Editing: Gus Bernal –

Location: UT School of Architecture