The 2014 Wheelwright Prize

$100,000 traveling fellowship for early-career architects.

Category Award
Type International, Fellowship, Early-career architects
Genre Architecture
Country United States
RegDeadline 15 February 2014 GoogleCal iCal
4 March 2014 (via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility Architects who have graduated from a professionally accredited degree program in the past 15 years. (Graduates prior to 1999 are ineligible.)

The Wheelwright Prize is intended to spur innovative research during the early stage of an architect's professional career. Now open to applicants from all over the world—no affiliation to Harvard GSD required—the prize aims to foster new forms of research informed by cross-cultural engagement. "The idea is not just about travel—the act of going and seeing the world—but it is about binding the idea of geography to themes and issues that hold great potential relevance to contemporary practice," says Harvard GSD Dean Mohsen Mostafavi.

Mohsen Mostafavi (an architect, educator, and dean of Harvard University GSD)
Iñaki Ábalos (chair of the Department of Architecture at Harvard GSD and founding member of Ábalos + Sentkiewicz Arquitectos and Ábalos and Herreros)
Sílvia Benedito (an assistant professor of landscape architecture at Harvard GSD, the co-chair of the Sensory Media Platform)
Pedro Gadanho (he curator of contemporary architecture in the Department of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art, New York)
K. Michael Hays (Eliot Noyes Professor of Architectural Theory and associate dean of Academic Affairs at Harvard GSD)
Linda Pollak (a principal of Marpillero Pollak Architects)
Shohei Shigematsu (a partner of OMA, a design critic at Harvard GSD)
Jorge Silvetti (a principal of Machado Silvetti)

Winners are expected to spend a minimum of 6 months (cumulative) outside their countries of residence in order to conduct their proposed research. Research and travel must commence within 12 months of receiving the Wheelwright Prize and must be completed within two years of receiving the prize.

Entry Fee

Portfolio (maximum of 10 images), a written description of proposed research project (maximum 6,000 characters), a travel itinerary

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