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Havard Graduate School Of Design Wheelwright Prize 2020 At Havard University

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Application is open for Havard Graduate School Of Design Wheelwright Prize 2020. The Wheelwright Prize 2020 is an open international competition for a talented early-career architect and offers the awards $100,000 to support expansive, intensive design research.

Havard Graduate School Of Design Wheelwright Prize seeks for individual applicants who are accomplished but emerging, who are resourceful and risk-taking, and who can make the most of this extraordinary opportunity to advance a research project that will have a significant impact on his or her own professional development, and potentially on the discipline of architecture as a whole.

The Prize is dedicated to advancing original architectural research that is informed by cross-cultural engagement and that shows potential to make a significant impact on architectural discourse.

Application Deadline

Have you considered applying for Havard Graduate School Of Design Wheelwright Prize 2020? the applications close on Sunday, January 26, 2020.

Prize Values

The values of the Havard Graduate School Of Design Wheelwright Prize covers;

  • $100,000 prize to support the proposed research project
  • Invitation to lecture at Harvard GSD
  • Possibility to publish research in a Harvard GSD publication

Wheelwright Prize Past Winners

2019, Aleksandra Jaeschke (Austin, Texas): Proposal to investigate greenhouse architecture and typologies around the world

2018, Aude-Line Dulière (Brussels): Proposal to examine construction methods and supply systems in the global film industry

2017, Samuel Bravo (Santiago): Proposal to examine traditional architectures and informal settlements, revisiting the subject of “architecture without architects”

2016, Anna Puigjaner (Barcelona): Proposal to study exemplars of collective housing in Brazil, Sweden, Russia, Korea, and elsewhere

2015, Erik L’Heureux (Singapore): Proposal to study architecture in five dense cities in the equatorial zone; click here to view the presentations of 2015 finalists including Malkit Shoshan (Amsterdam) and Quynh Vantu (London). L’Heureux presented his research as part of the GSD’s Fall 2017 lecture series; click here for a link to L’Heureux’s lecture.

2014, Jose M. Ahedo (Barcelona): Research on the architecture and organization of structures related to animal farming; click here for a link to Ahedo’s lecture.

2013, Gia Wolff (Brooklyn): Study of the spectacular, temporary, urban-scale float structures that transform Rio de Janeiro during carnival; click here for a link to Wolff’s lecture.

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Eligibility And Requirements

To be eligible to for the Wheelwright Prize 2020, Applicants must:

  • Have graduated from a professionally accredited architecture degree program in the past 15 years. (Graduates prior to January 2005 are ineligible.) Holders of multiple degrees may apply, provided they received their professional degrees between January 2005 and January 2020. Applicants need not be registered or licensed.
  • Applicants may not have received the Arthur Wheelwright Traveling Fellowship previously.
  • Winners of the Wheelwright Prize may not hold other fellowships concurrently.
  • The Wheelwright Prize is available to individual entrants only; teams or firms will not be considered.
  • Current Harvard GSD faculty, instructors, and staff are not eligible.
  • For winners based in the United States, some amount of research must be undertaken outside the country.
  • The Wheelwright Prize is intended for independent study and may not be applied to university tuition. However, the grant may be applied to fees for workshops and conferences.

Required Documentation

To complete the application for the Havard Graduate School Of Design Wheelwright Prize, applicants must submit the following. (Materials must be in English.):

  • Current CV.
  • Portfolio (maximum of 10 images); each uploaded file should contain a single image, not spreads of multiple images. Each image must be dated and captioned. The jury is looking for personal work that demonstrates design talent; student projects may be included. If work is collaborative and/or generated by a firm, the applicant’s contribution to the work must specifically involve conceptual development and/or design, and the applicant’s role must be precisely identified.
  • The portfolio may be supplemented by published articles or research papers written by applicant. Authored works should appear in their original format, with publication name and date clearly indicated (maximum 3, each clipping to be saved as a separate PDF). If original publication is not in English, please attach an English-language summary (maximum 2,500 characters) as an addendum to each PDF. If the clipping exceeds 15 pages, please create a compact PDF (no more than 10 pages) including a cover, sample pages, and brief summary (2,500 characters) of the text.
  • A written description of proposed research project (maximum 6,000 characters). Applicants should articulate the relevance of their proposed research to the contemporary discipline of architecture. What are the consequences of the research project? How might it impact practice? Applicants should describe their proposed methodology and special insight, ability, and skill to execute your proposal. Strong proposals will demonstrate how the resources of the Wheelwright Prize will enable the project to be successful.
  • List of three professional references (full name, affiliation, contact information, and relationship to the applicant). Letters are not required at this time.

How To Apply For Havard Graduate School Of Design Wheelwright Prize 2020

Before applying for the Havard Graduate School Of Design Wheelwright Prize 2020, you are strongly recommended to check the eligibility and requirements to apply.

  • Apply for the 2020 Wheelwright Prize online on the Wheelwright prize website
  • Fill and complete all required information and details
  • Submit all required documents.
  • Ensure to submit your completed application
  • Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.

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