IKB 2020 Traveling Fellowship

Ike Kligerman Barkley is thrilled to announce our 2020 Fellowship Winner!

Grace Chee, Harvard Graduate School of Design March 2021

Grace will study the construction methods and urban structure of reed structures that form the semi nomadic Mesopotamian Mudhif floating communities of the Ma’dan (March Arabs) in Iraq and the Uros people of Lake Titicaca in Peru. With a recently been renewed interest in floating cities as a potential solution for rising sea levels, Grace seeks to research how the existing floating architecture of certain communities could translate into a scale suited to cities.

The Ike Kligerman Barkley Traveling Fellowship is comprised of up to $12,000 in prize funds awarded annually for both travel and research for up to two graduate students in their penultimate year. The intent of the IKB Traveling Fellowship is to consider the intersection between traditional and contemporary design. See below for eligibility requirements.


The applicant must be an enrolled architecture student in good academic standing at one of the following schools:

  • Berkeley
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • Georgia Tech
  • Harvard University
  • Kent State University
  • Louisiana State University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Princeton University
  • Rhode Island School of Design
  • Rice University
  • Savannah College of Art and Design
  • University at Buffalo
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Michigan
  • University of New Mexico
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Oregon
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Yale University

Any number of students may apply from each school. Please contact us if you have any questions about eligibility.

The Jury

The jury consists of four leaders from Ike Kligerman Barkley and one outside contributor who will join the jury on a rotating basis. Winners will be chosen based on the creativity, significance, clarity and feasibility of the proposals. The applicants and their schools will remain anonymous throughout the selection process.