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Wallenberg Studio Travel

Raoul Wallenberg, a 1935 graduate of the University of Michigan College of Architecture and Urban Planning, has been called one of th​e 20th​ century's most outstanding heroes.

In 1944, as First Secretary of the Swedish delegation in Budapest, he is credited with saving more than 100,000 Jews from death at the hands of the Nazis. The following year, Wallenberg was captured by the Russians. Seven decades later, his fate remains unknown.

Each year the architecture program exhibits and juries the best work from the final undergraduate design studio. Awards, funded by the Raoul Wallenberg Endowment, are offered in the form of a stipend for international travel to a country of the student's choosing.

In establishing these travel awards, it was hoped that students would engage in the culture of the country they visited, exploring architecture and culture, and getting acquainted with the people. It was expected that students would return with a broadened understanding of the world and an appreciation and feeling for the people they encountered.

Students must submit a report about their travel and experience upon their return.

2017 Wallenberg Travel Award Winners

First Place:

  • Karen Duan 
    "MASS INUREMENT: COMMODITY KING" (Gilpin)

Second Place:

  • Sasha Pfeiffer 
    "Flutterby: A Memorial to Migration Across the US Mexico Border" (Trandafirescu)
  • Sarah “Jordan” Turkomani 
    "Under the Counter" (Wilkins)

Third Place:

  • Taylor Boes 
    "Not Mine" (Robinson)
  • Jiashi Yu 
    "Chicken Republic" (Robinson)

2017 Wallenberg Studio Awards and Symposium

2016 Wallenberg Travel Award Recipients

  • Eunsung Tiffany Cho
  • Jamie Lutz
  • Kitae Kim (special commendation)
  • Kati Albee (honorable mention)
  • Diego Garcia (honorable mention)

Wallenberg Awards and Symposium

2015 Wallenberg Travel Award Recipients

2014 Wallenberg Travel Award Recipients

  • Christina Xuefei Yan
  • Muhammad Alshadood (honorable mention)
  • Zachary Angles (honorable mention)
  • John Arnold (honorable mention)
  • Jeff Burgess (honorable mention)
  • Katherine Lanski (honorable mention)

2013 Wallenberg Travel Award Recipients

  • Carly Gertler
  • Rob Michel (Honor Award winner)

2012 Wallenberg Travel Award Recipients

2011 Wallenberg Travel Award Recipients

2010 Wallenberg Travel Award Recipients

2009 Wallenberg Travel Award Recipients

  • Marc Leland Maxey
  • Alexander R. Timmer
  • Richard John Cosgrove (PDF)
  • Jakub Jan Szerszen (honorable mention)
  • Marie Wafia Matta (honorable mention)
  • Lauren Elaine Gregoricka (honorable mention)
  • Brooke Kowal Goodman (honorable mention)
  • Eva Tsang Lynch (honorable mention)

2008 Wallenberg Travel Award Recipients

  • Sarah Faruki
  • Hattie Stroud
  • Enesh Eastlick
  • Andrew McIntyre
  • Grant Jefferies
  • Monica Musialowski
  • Karl Schmeck
  • Jamie Galimberti
  • Brooklyn Posler
  • Nicole Allen
  • Rajeev Arapalli
  • Peter Shaw
  • Donna Marion
  • Leonardo Caion-Demaestr

2007 Wallenberg Travel Award Recipients

Read more about Wallenberg Studio Program

Full List of Recent Wallenberg Studio Awards
Current Wallenberg Lecturers
MAP Publications on Wallenberg Lecturers