From Left: Katie Roden, Patrick McCauley, Patrick McKenna, Daniel Batt

Centerbrook Announces Travel Grants

Published on July 23rd, 2013

Patrick McKenna, Katie Roden, Dan Batt and Patrick McCauley are this year’s recipients of Centerbrook Travel Grants, which are awarded to staff members who “best exemplify selfless devotion to the successful execution of a building's design.”

Each honoree receives a paid leave of absence and a stipend to visit, research, and photograph a place of architectural interest anywhere in the world. Upon returning, the sojourners share their adventures with the office through an illustrated presentation. Since the inception of the program in 1987, Centerbrook has awarded 86 travel grants.

Patrick McKenna, Senior Architect and LEED AP, studied architecture at Queens University Belfast and subsequently at the Mackintosh School in Glasgow, before joining RPP Architects in Belfast. Following a year doing home repair with low income families in West Virginia, he joined Centerbrook in 2007. He is the cofounder and coordinator of Architecture for Humanity, New Haven and co-chair of the Middlesex Habitat for Humanity Building Committee.

Katie Roden, LEED AP BD+C and AIA, joined Centerbrook in 2008. A graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Science in Building Science, Katie worked at her previous firm on embassy projects in Mexico, Panama and Rome for the U.S. State Department and also served as a LEED consultant. She is an Associate in the firm.

Daniel Batt, Senior Architect IV and LEED AP, earned his Bachelor of Environmental Design from Miami University of Ohio and Master of Architecture Degree from the Rhode Island School of Design. He worked for firms in Ohio and Massachusetts before joining Centerbrook in 2008.

Patrick McCauley is Centerbrook’s Master Model Maker and Product Designer. In addition, he leads, along with Bill Rutan, the ongoing Centerbrook Chair Workshop for staff members. A graduate of the University of Bridgeport with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design, Patrick worked as a toy designer for Hasbro and as an independent industrial designer before joining Centerbrook in 2006