2013 Piero N. Patri Fellowship in Urban Design - Call for Applications
SPUR is pleased to issue a call for applicants for a twelve-week fellowship in the summer of 2013. Applications are due 5 p.m. Monday, April 8.
The Piero N. Patri Fellowship in Urban Design is a hands-on position for a current graduate student or 2012/2013 graduate in urban design, architecture, landscape architecture or a related field. The fellowship provides the opportunity to gain firsthand experience working in the urban design and planning field on a project that will have a positive impact on San Francisco and the Bay Area.
Projects are intended to provide career-related work experiences that will challenge graduate-level students, contribute to San Francisco, contribute to SPUR's mission and reflect the values of Piero N. Patri. SPUR will cooperate with the fellow in obtaining academic credit, if his or her institution allows. The selected fellow will be based in the San Francisco office of AECOM Design + Planning, where desk space, computer resources and professional mentorship will be provided.
This year the fellowship will focus on Bayview Hill in the southeast sector of San Francisco. As the highest publicly accessible point in the Southeast Waterfront, Bayview Hill effectively acts as the southern terminus of San Francisco’s Blue Greenway and, as such, should be considered one of its signature spaces. For too long, however, the hill has stood disconnected from Visitacion Valley to the west and the waterfront to the east. As an added opportunity to better facilitate these connections, Candlestick Park — the home of the San Francisco 49ers for more than 40 years and the only major obstacle between the hill and the waterfront — is set to be demolished at the end of the 2013 season. The 2013 Patri fellow will study Bayview Hill and its surrounding neighborhoods, work with adjacent communities and analyze the opportunities to not only increase access to the site but also propose how the hill’s program and uses should change to truly take advantage of its important role in San Francisco’s park network.
Priority will be given to candidates who have a background in landscape architecture, architecture and planning.
- Applications due via email by 5 p.m., Monday April 8, 2013
- Notification of fellowship winner: late April 2013
- Start of fellowship: June, 2013
- Conclusion of fellowship: late August/early September, 2013
The committee may communicate with candidates by e-mail, telephone or in person during the evaluation period.
How to Apply
- Submit applications via email to email@example.com
- Deadline: 5 p.m., Monday April 8, 2013
- Format: One PDF file (10mb maximum file size, 8.5 x 11 page size only)
- Items to include:
Completed application (download the application >>)
Letter of interest (1 page)
Portfolio of work samples (20 pages maximum)
Writing sample (10 pages maximum)
SPUR will publish the work resulting from the fellow's project, and the fellow will present the results of the project in a public presentation.
Applicants may view the results of past fellowships here:
SEWSF.org — 2012 Patri Fellowship Project
Unaccepted Streets: From Paper to Reality — 2011 Patri Fellowship Project
3rd and Cargo — 2010 Patri Fellowship Project
EmBIKEadero — 2009 Patri Fellowship Project
Imagining Islais Creek — 2008 Patri Fellowship Project
Envisioning Warmwater Cove — 2007 Patri Fellowship Project
Gabriel Metcalf, SPUR
Tomiquia Moss, SPUR
Noah Christman, SPUR
Marcel Wilson, Bionic Landscape
Scott Preston, AECOM Design + Planning
David Beaupre, Port of San Francisco