Applications for the third annual RAMSA Travel Fellowship were released this week.
The RAMSA Travel Fellowship is a $10,000 prize awarded annually by the Partners of Robert A.M. Stern Architects for the purpose of travel and research. More specifically, the Fellowship seeks to promote investigations of the perpetuation of tradition through invention—key to the firm's own work. The prize is intended to nurture emerging talent and will be awarded 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 program is open to students in their penultimate year, pursuing a Master of Architecture degree from one of 18 U.S. & Canadian schools. Interested students should apply to their deans; each school may endorse up to two students’ applications, based on their portfolios and Fellowship proposals.
The winner of the 2014 RAMSA Travel Fellowship, Anna Antropova, a Master’s candidate at the School of Architecture at McGill University, was selected from a field of 20 applicants. Anna was awarded $10,000 to travel to Japan, where she studied traditional wood joinery and considered how this elegant and efficient mode of construction might meaningfully inform contemporary Western building practices. Jonathan Dessi-Olive was the 2013 Fellow.
Information and forms regarding the 2015 Fellowship can be found at www.ramsa.com/fellowship2015.