About the Fellowship
The endowed RTKL Fellowship is made possible through the generosity of Rogers, Taliaferro, Kostritsky, & Lamb Associates Incorporated. RTKL was founded in Baltimore in 1946 and has since become one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive architecture and design firms. The Baltimore office is augmented by offices in Washington, D.C., Dallas, Los Angeles, Chicago, London, Tokyo, Hong Kong, and through affiliations in Mexico, Germany, and Australia. As they have grown and diversified, their practice has developed to include urban design; structural, mechanical, and electrical engineering; interior design; graphic and environmental design; and landscape architecture. RTKL is determined to support the researches, educators, and leaders of the future.
Each year, one IMDA graduate student thesis candidate, who has demonstrated creative and scholarly excellence, will be awarded an RTKL Fellowship in the amount of $1500. The award is to be used to support the written thesis and the thesis exhibition including, but not limited to, purchase of materials and equipment, travel for research, and participation in professional conferences.
The RTKL Fellowship program enriches the creative and academic life of the Department of Visual Arts and the University by offering support and opportunity to the Fellows. Towards the end of their tenure in the Department of Visual Arts, Fellows will present the results of their thesis work to the visual arts and scholarly community. Public lectures and presentations will be documented via appropriate media for the Department of Visual Arts archives.