Architecture department announces Eidlitz Fellowship recipients

May 1, 2010

The Eidlitz selection committee has announced the recipients of the 2010–11 Robert James Eidlitz Travel Fellowship. Of the 11 proposals submitted by architecture students and alumni, six projects were chosen to receive funding.  

The annual competition is open to fifth-year seniors and graduate students in history of architecture and urbanism, architecture, and landscape architecture, as well as alumni of these programs who graduated within the last five years. Proposals may be submitted by individuals or groups and are accepted each spring.  

The following projects will receive travel funding:

  • Josephine Alcott ('05): The Ancient Water Tanks of Crete
  • Nikole Bouchard (B.Arch. '05): Rising Tides / Changing Lives
  • Cem Sinan Kayatekin (M.Arch. '10): The Misuse and Myth of a Constant Vernacular
  • Adriana Rodriguez-Pliego (B.Arch. '08) and Brian Raby (B.Arch. '07): A Media Luz: The lighting geometries of Barragan and Goeritz
  • Melissa Simonetti (B.Arch. '06): Walking the Camino de Santiago
  • Summer Sutton (B.Arch. '09): The Walls of Fes: Al-Qarawiyyin University and the Veils of Transcendental Space

Sadie Boulton Eidlitz established the fellowship in 1938 as a memorial to her late husband. Both Robert and Sadie are Cornell alumni, graduating in 1885 and 1884, respectively. Sadie Eidlitz designed the fellowship to supplement professional education through travel-based study.

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