Fridays@4: School of Architecture Travel Fellowship Presentation
Friday, February 14, 2020 - 4:00pm
Fridays@4: School of Architecture Travel Fellowship Presentation
Travel can be a transformative experience for architecture students, allowing them to see first-hand the buildings and urban environments that define their discipline. With that in mind, the L. Rudolph Barton Travel Fellowship and Undergraduate Travel Fellowship Award have been established to help Portland State University architecture students broaden their education by funding a trip abroad or within the United States to study the architecture of a particular place, culture, or architect. 
 Molly Jacobs
L. Rudolph Barton Graduate Travel Fellowship Recipient 2019
The Concert Hall: Performative Spaces as Cultural Beacons
Master of Architecture candidate Molly Jacobs was selected to receive the School of Architecture's 2019 L. Rudolph Barton Travel Fellowship award. With this award, she visited and experienced various concert hall architectures in Europe this past summer, investigating the ways in which music performative spaces link listeners to one another, as well as connect a city to music. The presentation will focus on the Konzerthaus (Berlin, 1818), the Musikverein (Vienna, 1870), and the Elbphilharmonie (Hamburg, 2007). Concert halls can fulfill a great need in their urban settings, and this investigative travel was a catalyst for Molly's thesis design research of reimagining a concert hall architecture for Portland.
 Amelia Budai
Undergraduate Travel Fellowship Recipient 2019
Guerilla Urbanism in Cuba 
Amelia traveled to Cuba to observe the ground-up and top-down efforts of guerilla agriculture in Cuban cities and how it evolved from a necessity into a symbol of community, education, and small-scale capitalism. The collapse of the Soviet Union effectively isolated Cuba from the rest of the world, cutting off nearly all resources overnight. Faced with starvation, the Cuban people began repurposing empty spaces in cities into gardens. Now, 20 years later, Amelia was able to see how these gardens transformed and existed today in modern Cuba.