The Howe Traveling Fellowship is a biennial exploration grant that was founded in 2011 to honor the life and work of late Shepley Bulfinch Principal Alexander (Sandy) Howe, AIA. Sandy’s passion for the artistry of architecture and travel was palpable. His attention to place and design’s interplay with its natural environment still push our curiosity and innovation, today.
Our 2017 Howe Fellow, Architect Kate Hriczo, will travel to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for 30 days to study how each has—or has not—evolved since the discovery of oil in the 1960s. These are her insights on the journey ahead, and her eagerness to understand a community’s story through its design progression.