Advancing the Education of Young Architecture Graduates through Foreign Travel-Study

Welcome to the Cavin Family Traveling Fellowship (CFTF)

The Cavin Family Traveling Fellowship Fund was established in 2002 by Brooks Cavin, III, AIA as part of the California Community Foundation.The initial award of this traveling scholarship was in 2007. The Fellowship intends to offer travel-study opportunities to west coast scholars similar to the Rotch and Rapson Fellowships. The Fellowship intends to nurture design understanding of resource sustainability in the world. The Cavin Fellowship awards will honor the families and architectural traditions of William Brooks Cavin, Sr. and William Brooks Cavin, Jr., FAIA. The Cavin family will remain involved in the mission of the Fellowship.

2014 Competition Winner Announced!

Hastings_DrewThe 2014 $10,000 Cavin Family Traveling Fellowship was awarded to University or Oregon graduate Drew Hastings. The final presentation took place on April 18 in Portland. This was the first time that the event was held in Oregon as the award for graduates of Cal Poly Pomona or from the University of Oregon have traditionally been on the Pomona campus. Drew was awarded the prize at a dinner reception following the presentation of the four finalist entries. Second place was awarded to Alex Zelaya, also a UO graduate. They jury appreciated the simplicity of Drew’s submission, commenting on how his simple formal gesture served to tie the existing building forms together and provide a unique set of programmatic relationships. His design thoughtfully integrates both active and passive sustainable measures without compromising the clarity of his design and the visitors ability to experience the historic structures on the site. After earning his Bachelor of Architecture degree in 2010 from the University of Oregon, Drew worked for three years at WRNS Studio in San Francisco. He now lives in his hometown of Portland, Oregon, where he works for Holst Architecture. While in school Drew gained design-build experience through residential construction as well as managing projects for UO's DesignBridge, a student-led design-build group. He also studied furniture design in Copenhagen through DIS Study Abroad. Drew's background in sculpture, construction, and furniture making contributes to his interest in the craft of building design. Drew’s travel plan calls for travel from northern Europe into central Europe visiting sites that incorporate simple design aesthetics with sustainable features.

Craftpoetic: Drew Hastings’ Final Travel Report.

About the University of Oregon The Design Intelligence 2013 issue of America’s Best Architecture and Design Schools selected the University of Oregon’s architecture program as the nation’s number one program for sustainable design education. The University of Oregon is a world-class teaching and research institution and Oregon's flagship public university. The UO is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), an organization made up of the 62 leading public and private research institutions in the United States and Canada. The University of Oregon is one of only two AAU members in the Pacific Northwest.

Contact: Amy Pinkston, Operations & Communications Manager, Department of Architecture, University of Oregon Karen Johnson, AAA external relations and communications,, 541-346-3603

Source: Eric-Val Carbonnier, AIA Department of Architecture, University of Oregon, Kip A. Dickson, Architect, Professor, and Graduate Coordinator Department of Architecture, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, 909-869-2682,

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