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Image from winning Rotch 2011 project: Urban Estuary.

Image by Christopher Karlson

Christopher Karlson, 2011 Rotch Scholar

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Christopher Karlson of Cambridge, MA, has been named the 2011 Rotch Travelling Scholarship recipient. Karlson will receive a $37,000 stipend to spend eight months traveling and studying architecture around the world.

As first runner-up, Young Seop Lee of Jersey City, New Jersey, is invited to compete in next year’s final competition without re-entering the preliminary stage.

Thirty-four competitors participated in the preliminary competition. They were asked to design an urban bicycle station in downtown Boston.

Five finalists then moved forward into the second stage of the design competition, where they were charged with making the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway a vital and active public space through the introduction of an ecological gym and athletic fields.

This year’s Rotch jurors included Hansy Better Barraza AIA of Studio Luz and the Rhode Island School of Design; Steven Foote; Shauna Gillies-Smith of Ground Inc.; Patrice Todisco of Public Realm/GreenSpace; and Maia Small of Thurlow Small Architecture. Kate Gilbert of the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway Conservancy also participated in a portion of the jury.

Christopher Karlson

Christopher Karlson is a graduate of the University of Florida (2004) and Harvard Graduate School of Design (2008). He is currently employed at Perkins + Will.

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