William Merriweather Pena Scholarship

The William Merriweather Peña Scholarship is awarded to outstanding students in the Department of Architecture. The scholarships will be used to support both current and incoming students in all departmental programs: Bachelor of Environmental Design, Master of Architecture, Career Change into the Master of Architecture program, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy (architecture). The William Merriweather Peña Scholars will have a genuine interest in architecture as a career. Recipients will have demonstrated financial need of assistance to further their education.

This scholarship was endowed in 2016 by William Merriweather Peña ’42, FAIA, founding partner of the architectural firm of Caudill Rowlett Scott. He is widely regarded as the “father” of architectural programming who along with his mentor, business partner and friend Bill Caudill, FAIA, developed the Problem Seeking method, currently published in its fifth edition. He personally programmed over six hundred projects, has been a prolific writer and sought after speaker over a career that spans more than five decades.

A Distinguished Alumnus of Texas A&M University and decorated World War II hero, Peña has received many honors and awards for professional accomplishments, military service and heroism including honors from the governments of the United States of America, France and Belgium.

Dept: Endowed William Merriweather Pena
Established in 2016