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2013 Travel Scholarship Winner Announced

David Dahl of Conard Romano Architects to research changing relationships to water in Seattle and cities in Asia, Central America and Europe

February 12, 2013 – AIA Seattle, a Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), is pleased to award its 2013 Emerging Professionals Travel Scholarship to David Dahl Assoc. AIA for his proposal, "Float Fill Flood – Narratives of Development on Water." Dahl will investigate these three conditions of urban and architectural development, which provide a narrative of the challenges presented by the combination of the liquid properties of water and the stable land requirements for urban life. He will receive $5,000 to complete his proposed travel and research, which will culminate in a presentation and exhibition of his research and findings at AIA Seattle’s Design Gallery in spring of 2014.

Dahl has worked at Conard Romano Architects since December 2011, where he focuses on residential projects. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Virginia and a Master of Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley. Dahl worked with Nicole Lew on “South Park Food Bridge,” an entry to Re-think Re-use: Transforming Seattle’s 520 Bridge 2012 International Ideas Competition, that was awarded 1st Place, and “Bumberbooth,” their entry to the Architecture for Humanity Seattle Chapter Mobile Food Truck Dining Shelter Prototype Competition, received 2nd place.

Dahl will be recognized at the AIA Seattle Honors Dinner held in June 2013. His winning proposal is available for review at right.

The AIA Seattle Emerging Professionals Travel Scholarship expands the experience and opportunities of young professionals, encourages cross-cultural dialogue in the profession, and shares knowledge from architecture practice around the globe with members in Puget Sound. AIA Seattle Members or Associate Members who have graduated from an accredited architecture program within the last seven years are eligible to apply for the scholarship. It is funded by contributions by Seattle-area Fellows of the American Institute of Architects (FAIAs) and AIA members.  Click for more information or to contribute to the scholarship

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