Graduate Architecture

Posted May 28, 2021
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Nicholas Houser (MArch'22) Wins KPF Traveling Fellowship

On May 11, Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) announced Nicholas Houser (MArch'22) as one of five winners for their annual Traveling Fellowship.

The award recognizes students in their penultimate year at one of the twenty-seven design schools KPF has partnered with. Winners receive cash prizes to fund summer research "on far-reaching topics that push the boundaries of critical thinking and architectural design."

The announcement was made by the jury during a virtual event. Due to the travel restrictions, winners were awarded a scholarship to fund a "Journey of the Mind."

Jury members included Milton S.F.Curry, Jury Chair and Dean of University of Southern California School of Architecture; Mariana Ibañez, Chair of UCLA Architecture and Urban Design; Michael Maltzan, Principal of Michael Maltzan Architecture; and Doug Hocking and James von Klemperer, Principals at KPF.

Earlier this year, Houser and classmate Danny Ortega (MArch'22) earned First Place in the 2021 HOK Futures Competition.

KPF was co-founded by alum A. Eugene Kohn (AR’53, GAR’57).