IKB 2018 Travelling Fellowship

Ike Kligerman Barkley is excited to announce our 2018 Fellowship Winners!

Rebecca Kennedy

Rebecca Kennedy, University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture, March 2019   

Rebecca will document rural vernacular construction techniques from the Mexican state of Oaxaca, where such building traditions are under threat of extinction as concrete construction becomes the norm.  She will examine the place-based building technologies that make these structures so unique, as well as their role as cultural and historical evidence of shifting traditions.

Evan Sale

Evan Sale, Yale University School of Architecture, March 2019

With the support of the fellowship, Evan will visit Rationalist and Neorationalist architecture in Italy and Switzerland, both canonical and lesser-known sites. He will analyze the forms in drawing and will research the theoretical framing in the hope of finding continuities between those 20th-Century movements and recent tendencies toward rationalism in representation and built work.

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.

Key Dates

Proposals due December 31,2017

Winners announced March 1, 2018


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

  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • Pratt Institute
  • Rhode Island School of Design
  • Rice University
  • Savannah College of Art and Design
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Virginia
  • 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 three Partners, two Senior Leaders from Ike Kligerman Barkley and two outside contributors 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.

John Ike
Partner - Ike Kligerman Barkley
Thomas A. Kligerman
Partner - Ike Kligerman Barkley
Joel Barkley
Partner - Ike Kligerman Barkley
Carl Baker
Director - Ike Kligerman Barkley
Margie Lavender
Senior Associate - Ike Kligerman Barkley
Paul Lewis, FAIA - Guest Juror
Principal, LTL Architects - Professor/Architectural Design Director of Graduate Studies, Princeton University
Mitch Owens - Guest Juror
Decorative Arts - Editor Architectural Digest

Submission Information

All applications must be submitted electronically by December 31, 2017. Complete applications include the Registration Form, Eligibility Affidavit and a Research Proposal.

Application Forms

Registration and Release (download)

University/College Verification Form (download) — must be certified and signed by a department chair or school dean.

Research Proposal

  • Synopsis to be no more than 200 words outlining the intent and background for your travel and research with a working title. Synopses must be submitted on one 8.5” x 11” sheet.
  • Rough Itinerary must be submitted on one 8.5” x 11” sheet.
  • Detailed Budget must be submitted on one 8.5” x 11” sheet.
  • Proposal must be submitted on five single sided 11" × 17" sheets in landscape orientation.

Deviation from the proposal requirements will result in disqualification.

PDFs should be sent via WeTransfer to: fellowship@ikekligermanbarkley.com

Terms of Fellowship

  • Fellows must complete their research and travel the same summer that the fellowship is awarded.
  • Upon notice of the award, a final travel itinerary must be submitted by April 1st and an initial check for 90% of the award will be sent to the Fellow(s).
  • Fellows will present their research in an illustrated presentation at IKB’s office in New York City (IKB will cover the cost of travel and accommodation) and submit a written report before a second check for the remaining 10% of the award is sent to the Fellow(s).