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Meet the 2021 Competition Winners!

1st Place - Josiah Kinney - Clemson University

2nd Place - Avery Seip - SCAD

3rd Place - Gabrielle Boyar - University of Miami

Citation - Ethan Boerner - University of Nebraska

Merit - Daniel Young - University of Hawaii

Merit - Gabriel Velasco - SCAD

Merit - Grace Woo - Boston Architectural College

Merit - Pankti Thakkar - SCAD

Merit - Weichen Wang - Harvard University

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2022 Competition


Project for The Friesenhahn Cave Site

Program author and past Lyceum Fellowship winner, Murray Legge, challenges students to create a solution to this intriguing site.

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The opportunity to travel and deeply explore my interests in architecture and design was an incredible one. Participating in the competition and all the future work that has been an incredible experience that has further fueled my desire to improve my skill-set and design better spaces. I am very grateful and feel very privileged to have had this incredible experience. Thank you to my mentor and the people at the Lyceum foundation who organize this competition every year for making all this possible

Ambikesh Mishra 2017, Second Place

Overall, this was absolutely a life-changing trip.

Joshua Antolovic 2017, 1st Place

By starting graduate school immediately after, I could see the reflection of my travels in my studio work. If it weren’t for this fellowship, I would not have been exposed to the concepts that drove my design experimentation. Once again, thank you so much for this unforgettable experience!

Rachel Coulomb 2017, 3rd Place

Thank you for this life-changing opportunity.

Leslie Finnie 2018, 1st Place

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2021 Winners are announced!

The competition programs have spanned the continent and globe, challenging students to think broadly about the venues and opportunities for creative design, environmental and social impact.

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2022 Competition


Faculty are enthusiastically encouraged to structure design studios around Lyceum competition briefs. Sign up for our emails to be among the first to learn about new competitions on the website. "The Lyceum Fellowship Competition is an outstanding learning experience for the student competitors and faculty advisors. The project brief provides a detailed and informed foundation, and the integration of developing a travel proposal along with a design project encourages expansive thinking. Aspects raised through design inquiry open portals to seeking in-situ learning. The method of presentation encourages both independent exploration and the focus to convey ideas through concise expression. While the prizes are substantial, it was evident that an incredibly valuable semester was its own reward." Joanna Lombard, University of Miami Faculty Advisor