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


2012 Competition Calendar

Applications and signed letters of agreement are due to the Fellowship Secretary by the stated deadline. The design competition brief will emphasize issues of resource sustainability as integral aspects of architectural design. The design competition starts at 5:00 pm PST on the Thursday of the charrette weekend and closes precisely at 5:00 pm PST the following Monday. Applicants must download the competition program, complete their design and then upload their finished submission on the Cavin Family Traveling Fellowship web site ( The design competition is absolutely an individual effort.

The selection jury is to be designated by the Fellowship Secretary and may include Cal Poly Pomona and University of Oregon Architecture faculty, and other practitioners.

During the first phase of the selection process 4 to 6 finalists will be selected. Finalists will be required to submit physical boards of their project design for the final review without modifications. Finalists must attend the final jury at their own expense and maybe reimbursed up to $200 for printing, shipping, and/or travel

Finalists will participate in a discussion of their design ideas and project concepts with the jury and Fund representatives. Additionally, they will be asked about their travel-study plans and what they believe can be accomplished through this opportunity if selected. The jury will officially designate the year’s Cavin Scholar as well as an alternate.

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