2021 The James Harrison Steedman Fellowship in Architecture

We seek creative research proposals on the design impact and potential for infrastructures to positively contribute to a sustainable urban future.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Fellowship, Age Restriction, Single-Stage, Onymous
Genre Architecture
Country St.Louis, United States
RegDeadline 15 November 2021 GoogleCal iCal
15 November 2021 (via Online)
Eligibility Anyone, anywhere in the world, who has received an accredited degree in architecture within the last eight years

Established in 1926, the James Harrison Steedman Fellowship in Architecture is one of the oldest and most prestigious awards in the U.S.. The Steedman is granted biannually to an emerging architect to conduct research abroad. Originally created to "promote architectural progress in St. Louis," the Steedman Fellowship fosters cross-cultural exchange at a critical juncture in an architect's practice. By funding this immersive research experience, the Steedman Fellowship seeks to broaden, engage, and enrich young architects' creative design thinking and approaches to some of the pressing design problems of today. Upon completion of their research, Fellows will be given funding to come to St. Louis to lead a workshop or lecture on their research with students at the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts at Washington University and members of the professional community in St. Louis. The exact format of this visit will be determined by the Steedman Committee and the fellow. Fellows will also be asked to provide a brief written/graphic summary of their experiences and outcomes to be included in the Steedman archives.

Mary Ann Lazarus, FAIA, LEED Fellow, Consultant, The Cameron MacAllister Group, Adjunct Faculty, Washington University in St. Louis
Shantel Blakely, Assistant Professor, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, Washington University in St. Louis
Billy Fleming, Founding Wilks Family Director, The Ian L. McHarg Center, Weitzman School of Design, University of Pennsylvania, Co-director, climate + community project (ccp)
Janette Kim, Assistant Professor, California College of the Arts and Director, Urban Works Agency, Founding Principal, All of the Above
Marsha Maytum, FAIA, LEED AP, Founding Principal, Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects (LMSA)

The successful candidate is awarded $75,000 for 6-12 months of travel outside the US to study a topic of proven relevance to the built environment, both globally and in St. Louis.

Entry Fee

Winners will be announced on our website.

Past winners

Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University and AIA St. Louis

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