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 1 November 2018 GoogleCal iCal
1 November 2018 (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 United States.
Our urban environment is shaped not only by its buildings and public spaces, but also by its infrastructure—the fundamental systems, facilities, and services that enable, sustain, and enhance societal living conditions. Infrastructure may be large public services elements such as power plants, roads, and bridges. It may also be small domestic systems or technological components enabling different kinds of human interaction or environmental impact. Or it may be blue-green infrastructure networks of natural ecosystems for water management and long-term sustainability and resilience. At all scales and manifestations, infrastructural elements are increasingly important subjects of design investigation. No longer thrust to the margins of cities, campuses, and communities, they have emerged as important actors in the design of our individual and collective environments.
Fellows must be able to complete their proposed projects within 18 months of receiving the award.

Andrea Leers, FAIA, Principal and Co-Founder, Leers Weinzapfel Associates
Marion Weiss, FAIA, Co-Founder, WEISS/MANFREDI Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism
Graham Chair Professor of Architecture, University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design
Lisa Iwamoto, Founding Partner, IwamotoScott Architecture, Professor of Architecture, University of California, Berkeley
Linda C. Samuels, Associate Professor of Urban Design, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, Washington University in St. Louis
Anna B. F. Ives, AIA, Managing Partner, patterhn ives, Lecturer in Architecture, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, Washington University in St. Louis

The successful candidate is awarded $50,000 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 in spring 2019.

Past winners

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

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