Steedman Fellowship 2016

This fellowship seeks forward-thinking research proposals on instances and ideas of adaptation in architecture.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Fellowship, Age Restriction , Single-Stage, Onymous
Genre Architecture
Country St.Louis, United States
Registration Deadline 1 November 2016 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 1 November 2016 (via Online)
Eligibility Practicing architects anywhere in the world who have received an accredited degree in architecture within the last eight years
Target Field Projects within 18 months of receiving the award

Description
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. 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. 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. The competition is open to practicing architects worldwide who received a recognized degree in architecture within the last eight years. 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.

Jury
Chair: Mason White, MRAIC (Principal, Lateral Office, Toronto, Associate Professor of Architecture & John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, & Design, University of Toronto)
The full jury will be announced in summer 2016.

Prize
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
None

Entries
Project abstract (200 words max)
Research proposal (1500 words max)
Budget and time frame for completion (200 words max)
Short bio (200 words)
Portfolio of work formatted into a single high-quality PDF file of 10-15 pages (10MB max.)

Timetable
Winners will be announced in early 2017.

Links
Past winners

Organizer
Washington University, The American Institute of Architects (AIA) St. Louis

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