The annual ADAM Architecture Travel Scholarship offers an opportunity for an architecture student to experience and develop a greater understanding of architecture and urban design.
Applications have now closed for the 2013 Student Travel Scholarship.
If you would like to receive details next year when the scholarship is launched in March / April, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Nicholas Thompson has been awarded ADAM Architecture's Travel Scholarship for 2012.
He is planning to travel to Malta to study the evolution of Baroque planning and architecture in the town of Valletta. With its abundance of honey-coloured Maltese limestone and unique Baroque town plan, Valletta is well known for possessing a singular harmony of design. In particular Nicholas plans to investigate how building materials – including a rich legacy of carved stone – and design intersect to contribute to sense of place. As part of this research Nicholas plans to bring a piece of Maltese stone back to London to undertake a relief stone carving of a Baroque ornament copied from a building in Valletta.
Nicholas is currently studying Historic Architectural Stone Carving at the City & Guilds of London Art School, having previously obtained an MA in History and an MSc in Town Planning in his home country of Canada.
Photograph - View over Ooty Hill Station in Tamil Nadu, India
Elizabeth Israel, a recent graduate of the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture, has been awarded the 2011 ADAM Architecture Travel Scholarship. Now in its sixth year, the scholarship enables ADAM Architecture, the UK-based firm specialising in classical and traditional architecture and urbanism, to support and reward outstanding research.
Her research proposal on European-settled hill stations in South India was a clear favourite with the judging panel, which included Robert Adam and George Saumarez Smith, directors at ADAM Architecture, Prof Georgia Butina Watson, Head of the Dept. of Planning at Oxford Brookes University and Michael Hammond, Editor in Chief at World Architecture News.com.
Elizabeth plans to investigate a regional network of hill stations for patterns in the urban morphology, particularly with regards to environmental and cross-cultural conditions. The Indian hill stations were high-altitude towns formerly developed by Europeans as summer retreats. She plans to explore what urban types evolved from the exchange between the European settlers and the local Indian peoples, as well as analyze how the urban space and architectural language engaged the topography, climate, local materials, and traditional building methods.
Her study will focus on seven hill stations in the South Indian states of Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Karnataka, including Srinagar, Coorg, Ooty, Coonoor, Kotagiri, Kodaikanal and Munnar. Other possible sites may include Wayanad, Nelliyampatti, Devikulam, Peermada and Ponmudi. These sites were chosen because of their historical significance, regional proximity and similarity in environmental conditions. She plans to travel to India during December 2011 and January 2012.
Elizabeth, a native of Indianapolis, Indiana, earned a Bachelor of Architecture in 2011 from the University of Notre Dame. She will be pursuing a Masters of Architectural History at the University of Virginia, beginning in fall 2011.
Evan Oxland travelled to Japan to research the history and vernacular techniques and traditions of Anoh dry stone masons. He consulted and worked with the Awata family who are possibly the worlds remaining practitioners of monumental dry stone walls. The Anoh style has been used for hundreds of years to create structures like castle walls and are both structural and earthquake resistant. Evan holds a degree from the College of the Humanities at Carleton University in Canada and is finishing a Masters in Garden History at the University of Bristol.
Robbie Kerr travelled to Cuba to research the 'Metamorphosis of Cuban Architecture; development, decay and opportunity'. Robbie's time was spent studying Havana's wide range of buildings from the gritty suburbs of Marianao to the crumbling masterpieces of Centro Habana.
Joint Winner 2007
Emily Penn traveled across Asia by train from St. Petersburg to Shanghai, via Moscow, Ulaanbaatar and Beijing. Her aim was to compare the environmental aspects of tradition vernacular architecture with the new sustainable architecture to provide ideas for the architecture of the future.
Joint Winner 2007
Paige Johnson's search for the Art Deco landscape took her to France, Belgium and across England. Her research revealed the existence of this little known landscape style and its importance as a vibrant and influential part of culture and design in the early-twentieth century.