On Friday April 9 2010 the 2010 Cavin Family Traveling Fellowship was awarded to Garrett van Leeuwen. Runner up was awarded to Ruth Oh. Garrett van Leeuwen is a 2009 5-year Bachelor of Architecture graduate from the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Garretâ€™s entry was selected out of five finalists that were presented to a public jury on Friday afternoon. The $10,000 annual prize will be used for personal travel by the winning fellow. Garret will be going to Japan and to China to explore sustainable building strategies in Asia. The jury for the award included Professor Emeritus William Adams FAIA, Dr. Pablo La Roche, Assistant Professor Sarah Lorenzen, Assistant Professor Juintow Lin and Dr. Alison Kwok Associate Professor University of Oregon.
The design competition program called fort the development of a Backcountry Ski Patrol/Emergency services building to be located above 9,000 feet in the Rocky Mountains in the western U.S. The 11,300 square foot facility employed a range of sustainable building technologies and passive energy generation.
The Intial siting and planning derived from a need to have visual ownership of the valley and the need of a secrue place to land and take off for the helicopter. The program catagories (Alanche control , Emergency service, Ski Patrol Office, & vehicle Storage) have an assending squarefoot requirement, and a subsequent unique proportion to one another. Thus a sequentail ordering system came about that takes advantages of views and the southern sky for daylighting. The Project utilizes both passive and active environmental controls and seeks to provide a water retention system to provide fresh drinking water. To most effectively heat the spaces, programatic sub elements are kept in smaller rooms and larger spaces are well insulated.
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 was in 2007. The Fellowship intends to offer travel-study opportunities to west coast scholars similar to the Rotch and Rapson Fellowships. The Fellowship intends to nurture design understanding of resource sustainability in the world. The Cavin Fellowship awards honors the families and architectural traditions of William Brooks Cavin, Sr. and William Brooks Cavin, Jr., FAIA.
For more information see http://www.cavinfellowship.org/
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