Advancing the Education of Young Architecture Graduates through Foreign Travel-Study
The Cavin Family Traveling Fellowship Fund was established in 2002 by Brooks Cavin, III, AIA as part of the California Community Foundation.
The initial award of this traveling scholarship in 2007, was established to honor the families and architectural traditions of William Brooks Cavin, Sr. and William Brooks Cavin, Jr., FAIA. The Cavin family continue to remain involved in the mission of the Fellowship which over the past 10 years has offered travel-study opportunities to west coast scholars similar to the Rotch and Rapson Fellowships whose design competition format the fellowship is based on. Through this competition and the discussion that is fostered by it among its jury members, the young pracitioners and recent graduates who compete in it, and the universities that they represent, the fellowship continues to nurture design in architecture and to promote a further understanding of resource sustainability in the world.
To advance the education of young architecture graduates through foreign travel-study.
The Cavin Family Traveling Fellowship Fund was established in 2002 as part of the California Community Foundation. In 2006 the Pasadena & Foothill AIA Chapter established a Fellowship Secretary, Cal Poly Pomona Professor Emeritus Patrick Sullivan FAIA, to administer the intitial years of the Fellowship. Following professor Sullivan's passing in 2011, the fellowship was presided over by Cal Poly Pomona Professor of Architecture, Kip Dickson. In 2015 leadership and administration of the Cavin Fellowship was passed on to its current secretary, the 2008 recipient of the award, Assistant Professor of Architecture, Robert Alexander. The initial awarding of the Fellowship was to University of Oregon Alumnus, Mark Chenchin in 2007.
On the basis of a juried design competition, this endowed Fellowship annually awards a promising architecture graduate or practitioner who has graduated from the University of Oregon or from Cal Poly Pomona $12,000 to advance their education in architecture through ten weeks of self-devised foreign travel, research, and study.
Friends & Acknowledgements
The Cavin Family Travelling Fellowship has been positively influenced by the missions and formats of the Rotch Traveling Scholarship and the Ralph Rapson Traveling Fellowship.
The Department of Architecture and the College of Environmental Design at Cal Poly Pomona have agreed to help facilitate the mission of the Fellowship through alumni contact and maintenance and preservation of all Scholar journals for use by the general public at the archives of the College.