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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

William B. Cavin, III

University of Minnesota - B.Arch '67
Harvard College - B.A. Arch '64
MIT - M.Arch '68

What was the most important thing/skill/concept you learned at the School of Architecture?
Design process.

Who made the most lasting impression (most influenced you) and why?
Fellow students and their dedication to architecture, Lonnie Hauser for the love of life, and Leonard Parker for design discipline.

What is your favorite memory from your studio days?
Midnight parades around the second floor balcony.

Please identify one (or more) memorable design project that you worked on while a student at the School of Architecture.
Group display depicting the 1966 Rome trip.

What major forces (such as individual architects, design philosophies, rendering styles, research methods, etc.) do you remember influencing you significantly as a student?
The beginning of interest in sustainable design. 

Cite an example (be specific) that illustrates how you used the education you received at the School of Architecture to positively impact (or better) your community, city, nation or the world.
Belief in the importance of education and travel in the training of young designers has led me to establish the Cavin Family Traveling Fellowship (see 

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