“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
$10,000 salary during the 11-week Fellowship
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).
University of Pennsylvania, Master of Architecture Candidate
Portia traveled to Scandinavia and the West Coast of the United States, where she explored the emerging agricultural practice of “vertical farming.” Aligning with Hart Howerton’s Healthy Living Initiative, she researched ways of how highly efficient farming could be integrated within individual buildings to produce food that is local, organic and from a wise use of natural resources.
University of Oregon, Master of Architecture Candidate
By studying new techniques of timber construction for larger buildings, Molly’s research took her to Austria and Germany, the birthplace of contemporary mass timber technologies. She researched costs, psychological effect, and the role of materials technology choices in the context of improving both wellness and return on investment.
Portia Malik, University of Pennsylvania
Molly Taylor, University of Oregon
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
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