Lyceum Traveling Fellowship in Architecture
A third-year undergraduate McGill Architecture student has received a top award in the 2009 Lyceum Traveling Fellowship in Architecture competition. Traian Dima was awarded second prize for his winning project and will receive a $7,500 travel fellowship. The McGill submissions to the Lyceum competition were projects developed in the U3 studio sections of Profs. Tom Balaban, Howard Davies, and Robert Claiborne. The Lyceum Fellowship was established in 1985 to advance the development of the next generation of talent by creating a vehicle for stimulating perceptive reasoning and inspiring creative thought in architecture. Through a unique structure of design competition and prize winning travel grants it seeks to establish a dialogue through design among selected schools of architecture. The Lyceum Competition welcomes submissions from only 14 participating schools (McGill is the only Canadian school invited). This year's competition theme was "Making as a Way of Thinking: A Blacksmithing Studio at Penland, North Carolina." The 2009 jury chair and program author was Frank Harmon (FAIA), Raleigh, North Carolina.