Each year, the Kohn Pedersen Fox Foundation (KPF) sponsors a series of fellowships to support emerging designers and advance international research. KPF recently announced Lara Avram (MArch AP ’23) and Daniel Haidermota (MArch ’23) received the 2022 Kohn Pedersen Fox Traveling Fellowship, established to broaden the education of a design student in their last year of school through a summer of travel and exploration. The Traveling Fellowship is given to students from one of the 27 design schools with which KPF has partnered to fund summer research on “far-reaching topics that push the boundaries of critical thinking and architectural design.”
The jury was comprised of chair Julia Backhaus, Assistant Professor of Architecture and Director of Enterprise at the Bartlett School of Architecture in London; Mike Tonkin, Director and Founder of Tonkin Liu, Architect, Landscape Designer and Teaching Fellow at Bath University and External Examiner at the Bartlett; Anupama Kundoo, Director, Anupama Kundoo Architects; Brian Girard, Design Principal at KPF, and James von Klemperer, President of KPF.
While the Fellowship is administered and awarded by KPF, the foundation requires that participating institutions nominate their students. There is an internal departmental selection process which occurs prior to final submission of materials to KPF and information about this process is communicated to students each year by the GSD Architecture Department. Learn more about the Fellowship through the Fellowships, Prizes, & Travel Programs webpage.