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The Caudill Travel Fellowship
The Caudill Travel Fellowship

About the Caudill Travel Fellowship

The Caudill Travel Fellowship program was established in 1984 to provide funding for the outstanding architecture graduate from the OSU School of Architecture for independent study and travel abroad. The recipient is chosen each year in a rigorous selection process involving both faculty from the School of Architecture and outstanding professional architects. Selection is based on a portfolio of work completed by the student while in school. The Caudill Travel Fellow is required to keep a journal of his or her experiences focused on observation and analysis. These journals are a means for the fellow to record, synthesize, and communicate what they have seen and learned.

Bill Caudill, FAIA, graduated from the OSU School of Architecture in 1937. He finished his formal education at MIT where he received his Master’s degree in 1939. Caudill is one of the 20th century’s most influential and successful architects. He had a vibrant career in both education and practice, serving as Chairman of the School of Architecture at Rice, and founding Caudill, Rowlett & Scott, which became one of the largest and most important 20th century architecture firms. Caudill, Rowlett & Scott was recognized as the AIA Firm of the Year in 1972 and Caudill receive the AIA Gold Medal in 1985. The AIA Gold Medal is the highest recognition bestowed on architects in the United States and only one Medal is awarded each year. At Caudill’s passing, his family and friends established the Caudill Travel Fellowship endowment and gave his AIA Gold Medal to the School of Architecture, where it is on permanent display.