Underland – Project for The Friesenhahn Cave Site
The project is sited on the Friesenhahn Cave site outside of San Antonio which is owned and managed by Concordia University in Austin, Texas. The cave is one of the most important paleontological sites in the United States. Homotherium serum or Scimitar Tooth Cats lived in the cave more than 15,000 years ago and used it as their den. The cave’s original formation, with its descending entry ramp leading deep into the earth, made an ideal home for the Ice Age cats. This 20,000-year-old single-room den is located on an approximately four-acre site, situated in the midst of the suburban sprawl of San Antonio. The impressive feline remains originally found in the cave are in the Texas Memorial Museum on the University of Texas Campus.
The 2022 competition is open to architecture students currently enrolled in NAAB accredited programs in North America. Complete competition program and eligibility requirements can be found on the Lyceum Fellowship website.
First Prize — $12,000 for three months of travel abroad
Second Prize — $8,000 for two months of travel abroad
Third Prize — $4,500 for one month of travel abroad
Citation — Travel runner up
Merit — Certificate of Recognition
Jon McKee Prize — Awarded at the discretion of the Lyceum Board, the Jon McKee Prize recognizes an outstanding travel statement, design project that was not awarded, or Merit or Citation winner, enabling the student to travel. The award amount will be determined by the Lyceum Board.