Congratulations to Tristan Walker for receiving AIA Seattle’s Emerging Professionals Travel Scholarship for 2019! In partnership with Jaclyn Hensy, their proposal “Proactive Practice” seeks to understand the different processes architects can utilize to realize potentialities in a project, beyond an invitation from a traditional client. During this research, Tristan and Jaclyn will examine a variety of methods applied across a range of scales, from crowdfunded starter homes to self-developed neighborhood interventions and wild conceptual explorations to the reconstruction of a destroyed city. Their destinations include New Orleans, Boston, Mexico and Chile.
AIA Seattle’s Emerging Professionals Travel Scholarship seeks to expand the experience and leadership opportunities of young professionals, encourage cross-cultural dialogue in the profession and share knowledge from architecture practice around the glob with members in the Puget Sound. Through a $5,000 grant, the scholarship supports travel for the purpose of research.
Tristan is a designer at Miller Hull and is currently working on U.S. Embassies in Central America and North Africa, as well as progressive education institutions in Seattle. He received his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Texas.