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Tipton Associates Travel Award – Call for Submissions

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Need extra money for travel?

Enter the second annual Tipton Associates Travel Award competition by February 6, 2017, for a chance to win $1,750 to use for travel during the summer and fall 2017 or spring 2018 semesters. Application criteria, requirements, and timeline details are provided below.

Tipton Associates is a Baton Rouge based architecture, interiors, and planning firm with a 130-year history of enhancing the quality of life for individuals and communities through its emphasis on excellent design.

Led by LSU School of Architecture alumnus Ken Tipton, BArch 1981, the firm has an interdisciplinary focus; projects are about partnerships and working together with smart people to implement a shared vision. The 30 people in the Baton Rouge office approach assignments in collaborative, interdisciplinary teams that include specialists in architecture, interior design, urban planning, and landscape architecture as well as LEED Accredited Professionals. The team is the core of everything done at Tipton Associates.

In this vein, Tipton Associates wanted their firm’s gift to represent their philosophy of interdisciplinary work, which is why students from any design discipline at the LSU College of Art & Design are encouraged to submit an application for the Tipton Associates Travel Award.


Applicant Criteria

  • Full-time, rising fourth- and fifth-year BArch and BLA students as well as junior- and senior-level BID students who have a 2.5 or higher GPA may apply.
  • Full-time MArch and MLA students who have a 2.5 or higher GPA may apply.
  • Student must use the award for travel in the 2017-18 academic year. Students graduating in May or August 2017 are not eligible for this award.

Application Requirements

  • Submit a portfolio of up to 25 8×10 pages of your work. Your portfolio may be one project or many; we are looking for the best representation of you and your work.
  • Submit a brief letter, 750 words or less, of how you intend to use the funds and how you imagine the travel will impact your studies.
  • All applications should be submitted digitally in PDF format. File should not exceed 20MB and should be emailed with the subject line “Tipton Associates Travel Award” to adsn@lsu.edu.

Application Timeline

  • Call for entries are open as of November 18, 2016.
  • All applications must be submitted by midnight, February 6, 2017.
  • A panel of industry professionals representing each discipline—architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture—will judge the submissions and select a winner by March 31, 2017. (If there are more than nine submissions, a faculty panel will review and select the top two to three projects per discipline. Once we have the top six to nine submissions, the panel of industry professionals will review and rank each submission.)
  • The winning student will be awarded $1,700 to be used for travel during the 2017 summer or fall semesters or the 2018 spring semester.

Need ideas on where to go? The LSU College of Art & Design offers several Academic Programs Abroad, including a full semester in Rome and intersession programs in China, South Africa, Ireland, and more! Visit Academic Programs Abroad for more information.

View more LSU College of Art & Design scholarship & award opportunities.