David Bell, associate professor in the School of Architecture.

Phalanx has announced that David Bell, associate professor in the School of Architecture, has been selected as the 41st recipient of the David M. Darrin ’40 Counseling Award.

This award was established by David M. Darrin ’40 to recognize a faculty member who has made an unusual contribution in the counseling of undergraduate students. The selection of the award recipient is made by Phalanx Honor Society based on nominations received from an open solicitation to the campus. The award will be presented to Bell at Commencement.

In recognizing Bell, members of the Rensselaer community cited his compassion and care for students, both personally and professionally. “Dr. Bell shares his insight by delivering unique feedback to his students—cultivating original practices and thoughtful design methodologies,” wrote one nominator.

“Professor Bell has served as chairman of the Robert S. Brown ’52 Fellows Program selection committee, established to support global independent research for students within the Rensselaer architecture program. Through his exhaustive efforts, Professor Bell continues to generously share his time, knowledge, and resources to ensure a strong community within the School of Architecture,” said another nominator.