Devoted to beauty, the built environment, and architecture, our late colleague Hooman Aryan captured these values through his photographic lens as he traveled across the world. In this spirit, 4240 architecture celebrates his unique perspective on life and promotes his dedication to quality and excellence through the Hooman Aryan Memoral Traveling Scholarship. The individual awarded travels to an international destination to capture the beauty (quality, detail, essence, and excellence) of architecture through photography, and share their experience with others upon their return.
This inaugural year, the traveling scholarship was granted to Felix Tannenbaum, an emerging professional who exemplifies excellence and shares Hooman's commitment to quality in his work in the creation of the screen facade of The Elizabeth Hotel.
"I knew Hooman as a consummate gentleman - elegant, intelligent and kind. It's an honor to be associated with him, especially for the Elizabeth screen. We were hoping to create something delicate and ephemeral yet grand and impressive; something that was definitively contemporary but undeniably classic. Hooman could also be described that way. He was someone who would fit in at any time, charming and helpful always" Felix commented, pictured here with a sample from the screen.