2017 Hart Howerton Travel Fellowship Winners

Molly Taylor, Master of Architecture Candidate, University of Oregon

Portia Malik, Master of Architecture Candidate, University of Pennsylvania

“We continue to be inspired by the depth and breadth of work produced by our industry’s next generation of design leaders.”

Dave Howerton, Chairman


In 2006, Hart Howerton began an educational initiative to provide a select number of Fellowship positions for students at design schools. Each summer, Fellowships allow the firm to employ students in planning, architecture and/or landscape architecture internships in our New York or San Francisco offices. The Fellowship also provides funded travel for research on a topic the Fellow selects.

As a result of the Fellowships, Fellows have graduated with the added advantages of professional office experience, collaborative interdisciplinary design, and worldwide travel and research. The benefit to Hart Howerton has been tremendous – the energy, enthusiasm and input of new designers is laying a foundation for the next generation of design thinking.

Structure & Schedule

The Fellows typically arrive in the firm’s offices in late May or early June. Each Fellow is assigned a team that provides guidance and feedback over the summer. The Fellows spend the first 3-5 weeks in a professional internship, working as part of a Hart Howerton project team, while finalizing the focus and arrangements for their travel study. Fellows then travel to pursue their self-defined, approved topic. Following the travel period, Fellows return to our offices to complete their professional internship and prepare a final “report,” which is presented to the firm.

Each Fellowship Includes

Round trip travel to SF or NY at start/end of the program

$5,000 to cover travel expenses during the 3-week travel period

$2,500 for housing assistance in New York or San Francisco during the 8-week Fellowship

$6,500 salary during the 8-week Fellowship

Winners for 2016

SAn Francisco

Ekaterina Dovjenko

University of Toronto, Master of Architecture Candidate

Ekaterina explored the architecture of ‘mindfulness’. By measuring dimensions, lighting levels, sound, interior-exterior relationships, and furniture arrangements, she determine a set of typologies that distinguish successful ‘mindful’ spaces. Ekaterina evaluated Hart Howerton’s work at the Esalen Institute and Spirit Rock in California, as well as the Shambhala Mountain Center in Colorado and Rolling Meadows Retreat in Maine, among others.

New York

Lucas Boyd

Yale University School of Architecture, Master of Architecture Candidate

Lucas explored the potential for adapting contemporary European mass housing typologies for the American affordable housing economy. Lucas expanded on his previous Fullbright research, with a focus on the Netherlands and France. Their historically consistent demonstration of progressive typologies, attitudes towards ownership, and their ‘Western’ economies make these countries prescient subjects for research.

Past Recipients

Since 2006, Hart Howerton has sponsored an educational initiative providing Fellowship positions, laying a foundation for the next generation of design thinking. Past recipients of the Fellowship have traveled to Europe and the United Kingdom, Thailand, China, Africa, and throughout the United States to study urban food networks, green roof applications, and coastal programming strategies, among other topics.

As an example, Michael Murphy, founder of MASS Design Group, advanced his thinking about the role of design in Sub-Saharan health care programs as a Hart Howerton Fellow.  (Michael Murphy: Architecture that’s built to heal | TED Talk | TED.com).


Lucas Boyd, Yale University

Ekaterina Dovjenko, University of Toronto


Xiao Wu, Yale University

Daphne Binder, Yale University


Daniel Toole, Harvard University

Baha Sadreddin, Harvard University


Tue Pham, University of Texas

Blake Hudelson, California College of the Arts


David Glick, Harvard University


Michelle Miller, Harvard University


Alice Phillips, University of California, Berkeley

Brandon Hall, Washington University


Maggie Hansen, University of Virginia

Emily Vogler, University of Pennsylvania


Stephen Balut, University of Texas

Christina Glasgow, University of Cincinnati

Rebecca Fuchs, University of Pennsylvania

Sara Lu, Harvard University

Zakery Snider, Yale University

Heather Woodworth, University of Virginia

Mary Nunn, Pennsylvania State University


Marlo Dowell, University of Washington

Mark Phemister, University of Virginia

Michael Murphy, Harvard University

Christoforos Romanos, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Wendy Fok, Princeton University

Francesca Hernandez, Ball State University


For any questions about the Fellowship or our firm, please contact us at fellowship@harthowerton.com.

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