WIT Bachelor of Architecture Scholarship winning student Henry Traves returns to SETU from world famous architect Renzo Piano's Building Workshop (RPBW) in Genoa where he worked on the new Museum & Theatre for the Academy Awards in L.A.
Henry was a 4th year Bachelor of Architecture student at the Department of Architecture when he won the Renzo Piano Building Workshop Student Internship Scholarship Program 2015 for his studio project work and travelled to Italy last summer to spend 6 months working with Renzo Piano and his team in their Genoa offices on International projects.
Group picture shows the Renzo Piano Building Workshop architecture staff in Genoa with back row Henry Travers and Ronan Dunphy who is a past recipient of the Renzo Piano Student Internship Scholarship and SETU Architecture graduate now working full time with Renzo Piano Building Workshop in Genoa.
Henry has returned this January to complete 5th year of the Bachelor of Architecture degree at WIT and he says of his scholorship experience in Renzo Piano's office:
"I was exceptionally honoured to have won and been given the opportunity to represent SETU in Genoa. The experience in RPBW was life changing and I benefited endlessly from my time there. It allowed me to discover, learn, experiment and develop a better understanding of the profession and what it entails. While there I worked on the new Museum & Theatre for the Academy Awards in L.A. Working with a small team I was given the opportunity to explore all aspects of the design process and development."
"RPBW is a practice that pushes architecture forward by constantly experimenting and exploring with new ideas, I am very grateful to Waterford School of Architecture for affording me the opportunity to work there."
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