Travelling Scholarship Travelling Studio
Image from winning Rotch 2009 project. Boston Ice Storage building.

Image by Brandon Shigeta

Zachary Hinchliffe, 2005 Rotch Scholar

Zachary Hinchliffe Assoc. AIA of Sauerbruch Hutton Architekten in Berlin was named the 2005 Rotch Travelling Scholarship recipient. However, he declined the scholarship.

The scholarship instead went to first runner-up, Ryan Yaden of Ann Beha Architects in Boston, who used the $35,000 grant to travel.

This year’s finalists also included Arthur Chang of Office dA in Boston, Robert Genova of Ann Beha Architects in Boston and Benjamin Smoot of William Rawn Associates in Boston.

Thirty-seven competitors participated in the preliminary competition, which asked them to look to Boston of 2055 and, through the design of a single-family house, explore ways in which architecture might participate in the biggest challenges and opportunities of our world 50 years hence.

Five finalists then moved forward into the second stage of the design competition, where they were to address two strategic urban-planning issues facing the City of Somerville in Massachusetts: mass transportation and urban redevelopment through the arts. The program combined a new Somerville subway station with work and exhibition space for creative artists.

In his winning scheme, Hinchliffe presented a building that purposefully attempts to simultaneously reinforce and negate the triangular shape of the site.

Zachary Hinchliffe

Zachary Hinchliffe grew up in Los Angeles and studied architecture at Columbia as an undergraduate and at Harvard Graduate School of Design. Between the two degrees, he spent a year in Morocco on a Fulbright grant. Offices where he has worked include Ryall / Porter Architects in New York, Callas Shortridge Architects in Los Angeles, Fardjadi Fardjadi Architects in London, Ayse Orbay Mimarlik in Istanbul, Office dA and Ann Beha Architects in Boston, and, most recently, Barkow Leibinger Architects and sauerbruch hutton in Berlin.

Past winners