DCI Engineers and HDG Architecture are excited to announce this year’s winner of their travel scholarship that offers one Pacific Northwest student the opportunity to spend 21 days exploring Europe. The winner’s mission is to discover the engineering and architectural marvels in the cities of Berlin, Prague and Amsterdam.

Oregon State University graduate student Kyle Sullivan submitted the winning video describing his interest in Europe’s historic architectural and engineering solutions. He is currently writing a master thesis on cross laminated timber. His professors called him to the faculty office to receive a surprise phone call from DCI Engineers’ President Mark Aden. Aden personally congratulated Kyle and expressed the regional importance of his studies and research about timber.

As the scholarship recipient, Kyle will be blogging on DCI’s website about his experience as well as photo documenting his route as he travels to Berlin, Amsterdam and Prague. DCI and HDG invite you to take a few minutes off each week to embark on a ‘blogcation’ (verb) as we visit the cities, and many other structures that pave Kyle’s path.

The primary goal of our scholarship program is to give students a unique opportunity to connect and be inspired by reflecting on historic European architecture and the buildings that broke the boundaries of structural design. Most importantly, DCI and HDG is driven to promote the important work of the A/E/C industry and attract attention to a field of work that is diminishing in student interest. “Last year’s trip was a great success. HDG and DCI are excited to repeat this opportunity for other local students to see the world.  Europe has many important architectural sites, and it will be fun to follow the student and live vicariously through him.” said DCI Principal Craig Crowley when asked about DCI’s involvement with the project.

Students were asked to submit a one-minute video to DCI and HDG that demonstrated passion for their chosen field, their personality, qualifications, and desire to experience some of the world’s most magnificent works of architecture. After receiving submissions from colleges and universities across the Pacific Northwest, the team thoroughly enjoyed learning about the students who will one day be the brilliant minds behind building our communities and environments.

Congratulations Kyle! We look forward to your adventure!


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