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Lyceum Fellowship Announces 30th Anniversary Competition Program

August 2, 2014



The Board of Directors of the Lyceum Fellowship announce the 2015 Lyceum student competition program for the Lyceum Travelling Fellowship in Architecture.  The 2015 program marks the 30th anniversary of the Lyceum, established in 1985 with the mission of advancing the profession of architecture by engaging students in design and travel.

Charles Renfro, AIA, partner, Diller Scofidio + Renfro is serving as program author and jury chair for the 2015 competition. Mr. Renfro will be joined on the jury by notable design colleagues Matthias Hollwich, SBA, co-founder HWKN; Carol Willis, founder and director, The Skyscraper Museum; Randy Morton, AIA, principal, director of HKS Urban Design Studio; and Joseph Sziabowski, AIA, principal, Hardaway Associates Architects and board director, The Lyceum Fellowship. The 2015 program brief, Rejuvenation, addresses the challenges of the aging of a city and of its people, seeking dialogue and new architectural solutions and models for senior living and urban invention.  The Lyceum Fellowship competition welcomes submissions from students from any accredited school of architecture in the United States and Canada.

An unparalleled legacy Fellowship, the Lyceum was founded and endowed by Jon D. McKee, AIA. The Lyceum Board of Directors are: Mark A. Hutker, FAIA; Peter N. Vincent, FAIA; Joseph Sziabowski, AIA; Jennifer Sweet; and Mark A. Spaulding, AIA.

Through its distinctive structure of relevant design competition, jury process, and prizewinning travel grants, the Lyceum brings together students, prominent architects, schools of architecture, and allied professionals in a global, collaborative design dialogue that identifies and inspires young talents and next generation leaders.

For three decades, the Lyceum impact has been extraordinary and instrumental in the design profession: over 200 students have benefitted from over $402,500 in travel grants; over 150 leading practitioners have served as insightful authors and jurors; more than 3,000 students have advanced their education in more than 350 Lyceum studios in schools of architecture across the country, Canada, Russia.

Further information, as well as the 2015 competition program and submission form beginning August 1, 2014, is available on the Lyceum Fellowship website:


Charles Renfro Profile