Winning the 1987 SOM Foundation Traveling Fellowship was a very meaningful and compelling experience. The journey to southern Europe provided an excellent addition and closure to my undergraduate studies at the College of Architecture at the University of Kentucky.
I draw on the memories of the Traveling Fellowship daily in my professional practice, particularly remembering the clarity and elegance of the traditional European building types and urban spaces. Very often, I browse through my travel sketchbook and always see or think of something I haven’t seen or thought of before. I also enjoy reading some of the letters I wrote to my oldest daughter, Sara, who was one year old at the time and accompanied us on the trip.