The RAMSA Travel Fellowship is a $10,000 prize awarded annually by Robert A.M. Stern Architects for travel and research. The fellowship seeks to promote investigations into the perpetuation of tradition through invention—key to the firm’s own work—and is given to an individual who has proven insight and interest in the profession and its future, as well as the ability to carry forth in-depth research.
The fellows complete their travel in the summer and present their research to RAMSA’s office in New York City the following spring. This year the jury recognizes that summer travel may be postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions; if safe travel to the proposed location is not feasible in 2021, RAMSA will work with the fellow to determine an alternate timeline and/or proposal.
Congratulations to Daniel Hall, recipient of the 2021 RAMSA Travel Fellowship! Daniel, a Master of Architecture candidate at the Princeton University School of Architecture, will be awarded $10,000 to travel to Japan to study the architecture and traditional crafts of the Ryōan-ji, a house located in Kyoto and built in 1450. Following an analysis of the house, Daniel will trace the material productions that contribute to its final form by studying metalwork in Yamagata, tatami weaving in Saitama, papermaking in Echizen, indigo dyeing in Aizumi, and ceramics in Arita and Imari.
Yaxuan Liu, recipient of the 2020 RAMSA Travel Fellowship, will travel along the west coast of Taiwan and document the historic Qilou building type.
The fellowship is administered by RAMSA Research. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.