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.


To the Applicants and Contestants of the 2015 Cavin Traveling Fellowship:
The preliminary jury for this year’s edition of the Cavin convened this weekend with the final votes being cast on Sunday March 29th. The 5 finalists chosen from the submissions were:

Alex Zelaya
Alexander Dykes
Dylan Woock
Makoto Shibuya
John Martin L. Tubles

Thanks to all of you for your submissions. This year was an incredibly competitive preliminary competition and I look forward to seeing many of you participating again next year.

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.

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