Call for Applications for the 2024 Delbert Highlands Travel Fellowship for SoA Alumni

The Carnegie Mellon School of Architecture is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2024 Delbert Highlands Travel Fellowship. This award supports SoA alumni in the study of collections belonging to locales to promote the professional development of the awardee and contribute to the richness of our surroundings. This award is open to all alumni of the School of Architecture, including spring 2023 graduates.

Learn more about the award and view the work of previous award winners on the Delbert Highlands Travel Fellowship webpage.

Award Announced: April 13, 2023
Application Deadline: Friday, October 27, 2023 @ 5:00pm EST
Winner & Alternate Announced: January 2024

2024 Jury: Doug Cooper, SoA faculty and muralist; Gerard Damiani, SoA faculty and practitioner; Daniel Garber, FAIA, practicing architect (B.Arch ‘79); Sheldon Goettel, retired practitioner (B.Arch ‘79); Can Tiryaki, practitioner and former Highlands awardee (B.Arch ‘98); Heather Young, practicing architect

2024 Award Amount: $12,000

Applications now closed


The Fellowship is named in honor of Professor Delbert Highlands, who taught courses in architectural design, design theory, and architectural history from the 1960s through the first decade of this century. He has been widely recognized as a seminal teacher whose skill and understanding enriched the educations of generations of students. 

Upon completion of the Fellowship there will be an obligation for reporting, presentation, and delivery of materials to a Fellowship archive. It is recognized that the form of reporting may vary significantly with the applicant and the subject matter; anticipated formats include lectures, seminars, and exhibitions. 

Eligibility & Schedule
This award is open to alumni of the School of Architecture. Students in the final year of their studies may apply provided that they will have graduated by the time they would receive the award. Awardees cannot be enrolled in an educational institution during the period of travel. Faculty and employees of CMU, former Fellowship-winners, and members of the founding committee are not eligible. Proposals should be made for projects whose completion is anticipated for the year the award is received or slightly beyond. The Highlands Travel Fellowship is offered on a biennial schedule.