GSD students win KPF Fellowships

Two of the 3 winners of the KPF Traveling Fellowships this year are MArch I students Kevin Murray and Joanie Tom. The awardees were selected by a jury that included Cathleen McGuigan (editor of Architectural Record and LF ’93) and Eric Höweler (assistant professor of architecture).

The students will use the $8000 award to broaden their education through a summer of travel before their final year at school. Tom will pursue her interest in the domestic architecture that emerges in times of conflict and violence. Her investigation will begin with medieval fortifications and towers in Rome and the Tuscan countryside and continue in other European sites. 

Murray will travel to New York and cities in northern Europe and Asia to research the social and psychological impacts of international fire codes and building egress.

“I’m really excited to visit sites that I’ve studied extensively through images and text over the past few years at the GSD.  I can’t think of a more meaningful way to head into the last year of my master’s education,” said Tom.

Learn more about the KPF Traveling Fellowship.