The Harvard Graduate School of Design has come up with an open international competition that awards $100,000 for the 2020 Wheeler Wright Award for emerging architecture practice anywhere in the world.
The award is available annually to early-career architects who have demonstrated work of exceptional design talent, scholarly and professional qualifications, and who show promise for creative work.
The competition provides an amazing platform for conceptual design in which designers are not limited by the scope or complexity of their submissions. Applications from all countries will be accepted. Hurry up and apply soon!!
- The participant must have graduated from a professionally accredited architecture degree program in the past 15 years. (Graduates before 2003 are not eligible.) Holders of multiple degrees can apply, provided they received their professional degrees between 2003 and January 2020.
- Participants are not required to be registered or licensed.
- Applicants may not have previously received an Arthur Wheel Writing Traveling Fellowship.
- Winners of the Wheeler Wright Prize cannot collectively receive other fellowships.
- The Wheeler Wright Prize is open only to individual entrants; Teams or firms will not be considered.
- Any current Harvard GSD faculty, instructors, and staff are not eligible.
- The Wheel Right Prize is for independent study and cannot be applied to university tuition. However, award prize may be applied for workshops and conferences.
- The winner of the Wheelwright Award hopes to begin his research project within 12 months of winning the award and complete it in two years.
- The portfolio may be supplemented by published articles or research papers written by the applicant. If the original publication is not in English, please attach an English-language summary (maximum 2,500 characters) to each PDF as an addendum. If the clipping exceeds 15 pages, please make a short PDF (no more than ten pages) including a cover, sample pages, and summary (2,500 characters) of the text.
- A written description of the proposed research project (maximum 6,000 characters).Participants should clarify 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? Candidates should describe their proposed methodology and exclusive insight, ability, and skill to execute your proposal. Motivational proposals will demonstrate how the Wheelwright Award resources will make the project a success.
- List of 3 professional references with full name, affiliation, contact information, and relationship to the applicant.
- An international jury will select a successful candidate based on the applicant’s qualifications, student academic achievements, background or research proposals, evidence of the ability to carry out the proposed project, and the potential of the Wheelwright Prize to affect his future development.
The application process is entirely online. No submissions will be accepted by mail. There is no fee to apply.
- Current CV.
- Portfolio with a maximum of ten images. Each uploaded file should contain a single image, not spreads of multiple images. All the images must be dated and captioned. The jury will be looking for personal work that demonstrates design talent.
The winner of the Wheelwright Prize will receive:
- $100,000 to support travel and research-related costs.
- The winner will get an invitation to lecture at Harvard GSD.
- There is a possibility to publish research in a Harvard GSD publication.
Application Deadline: January 26, 2020