Yarina's runner-up proposal, Littoral Urbanism: Vernacular Stilt Architecture Communities as Models for Coastal Living, "impressed the judges for its clarity."
"Ms. Yarina proposed visiting 'six communities around Southeast Asia that inhabit the water, exploring vernacular models for dealing with high water levels and coastal risks.' The jury found her itinerary well researched and the final product thoughtfully considered."
Kayla Manning, now at the Princeton University School of Architecture, received honorable mention for her project, "Mobility and the Residential Landscape."
About the RAMSA Travel Fellowship
The RAMSA Travel Fellowship is a $10,000 prize awarded annually by the Partners of Robert A.M. Stern Architects for the purpose of travel and research. More specifically, the Fellowship seeks to promote investigations of the perpetuation of tradition through invention—key to the firm's own work. The prize is intended to nurture emerging talent and will be awarded each year to an individual who has proven insight and interest in the profession and its future, as well as the ability to carry forth in-depth research. The program is open to M.Arch. degree candidates in their penultimate year at 18 schools with which RAMSA has historically strong relationships. In this the program's third year, Ms. Chen was selected from a field of 21 applicants preselected by their educational institutions.