Pavlo Kryvozub has been selected as the recipient of the prestigious 2012 SOM Prize, a $50,000 Research and Travel Fellowship. Mr. Kryvozub, received his Master of Architecture Degree in June, 2012 from the University of Cincinnati where he attended as a Fulbright Scholar from Ukraine, received second prize in the prestigious Lyceum Fellowship Competition and the distinguished building design award for his thesis project. Pavlo received his undergraduate education in Ukraine studying Graphic Design and later earning B.Arch from the National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture in Kyiv, a venerable institution founded in 1917 by Ukrainian avant-garde artists including Kazimir Malevich and Vladimir Tatlin. In the interval between his undergraduate degrees and commencement of his graduate studies in the US, Pavlo was employed as a Junior Architect at Creative Architecture Studio “ A. Pashenko” in Kyiv.
Pavlo will utilize his Fellowship for travel to countries in Europe and Asia to carry out research on the topic, “Synthesis of Art & Architecture.” With a background in the fine arts, as well as architecture, Pavlo says that, “The synthesis of the arts within the field of architecture has a long tradition that spans throughout human history....I would like to look for the continuity of development and interaction of architecture with the other arts in both historical and contemporary contexts.”
Future plans for Pavlo include joining a creative architectural practice to gain practical experience and eventually establishing his own practice where he can pursue an architecture in which, “essential artistic qualities will be harmonized and synthesized with contemporary engineering and technology.”