$10,000 Cavin Family Traveling Fellowship open only to UO and Cal Poly Pomona architecture graduates
EUGENE, Ore. -- (February 1, 2013) – Did you graduate from the University of Oregon or Cal Poly Pomona’s architecture program and are 35 years of age or younger? If so, you are eligible to participate in the Cavin Family Traveling Fellowship. The Cavin Family Traveling Fellowship is an annual competition offered only to candidates with a professional degree from the University of Oregon and Cal Poly Pomona’s architecture and interior architecture professional programs. The Fellowship Fund was established in 2002 by Brooks Cavin, III, AIA, and honors the families and architectural traditions of William Brooks Cavin, Sr. and William Brooks Cavin, Jr., FAIA. The Fellowship is a $10,000 award for self-devised foreign travel-study with the mission of advancing the education of young architecture graduates.
The Cavin Family Traveling Fellowship is a weekend charrette and is organized into three phases. The first step is registering for the competition between February 1 and March 8, 2013. On Thursday, March 14, the program will be announced, signaling the start of the weekend charrette that terminates on Monday, March 18. Applicants must download the competition program, complete their design, and upload their final submission within the given time frame. On Monday, March 25, 2013, the jury announces 4 to 6 finalists who then are invited to participate in a discussion of their design ideas and project concepts with the jury and the Cavin Family Founder Brooks Cavin III, AIA, on Friday, April 5, 2013 at Cal Poly Pomona. Criteria used by the jury include inventiveness of proposed solution, organizing thesis, poetics, clarity of project sustainability, development, response to program site, overall quality and proposal for travel abroad.
Winners are required to keep a travel journal of sketches, drawings and text to be periodically sent to the Cavin fellowship secretary for permanent archive and access to the general public. Recent winners are UO alumnus Michael D’Ambrosia (2009) and Daniel Toole (2011) and Cal Poly Pomona’s Garrett Van Leeuwen (2010) and Aaron Locke (2012).
Candidates must be U.S. citizens under the age of 35 as of April 2013, and must hold a professional degree from either the University of Oregon or Cal Poly Pomona. Finalists’ entries from the 2010 through and 2012 competition are available on the fellowship website, along with the 2013 application guidelines - www.cavinfellowship.org.
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