BROOKLYN, NY – Principal Alexander (Sandy) Howe, one of Shepley’s senior designers, received an honorary degree of Doctor of Fine Arts from Brooklyn College as part of the school’s commencement ceremony earlier today. The degree was awarded in recognition of his design achievements in academic architecture, including the Brooklyn College Library, which was completed in 2003.
In addition to Brooklyn College, Sandy’s recent and current clients include the University of Notre Dame, the University of New Mexico, and Queen’s University in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
His design for the recent expansion of the Boole Library at University College, Cork, Ireland, received a 2008 International Architecture Award from the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design. His design for the Library and Science Buildings at Albuquerque Academy in New Mexico won a National AIA/ALA design award.
Sandy joined Shepley in 1983 and was named a Principal in 1992. He received his Master’s degree in Architecture from Clemson.