2023 The James Harrison Steedman Fellowship in Architecture

We seeks to broaden, engage, and enrich young architects’ creative design thinking and approaches to some of the pressing design problems of today.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Fellowship, Age Restriction, Single-Stage, Onymous
Genre Architecture
Country St.Louis, United States
RegDeadline 1 November 2023 GoogleCal iCal
1 November 2023 (via Online)
Eligibility Anyone, anywhere in the world, who has received an accredited degree in architecture within the last eight years

2023 Theme: Care
Architecture provides a primary form of care to our bodies. It is integral to our health, and therefore allows us to exist on this planet. The act of building defines our relationship with the ecosystem to which we belong. To our peril, and in many ways, architecture has become a powerful tool for the continuity of the different forms of exploitation, value extraction and discrimination that the current economical-political system needs to exist. As a result, it is becoming exactly the limit of human existence on this planet. The current revalorization of the primary purpose of architecture can open paths towards becoming a platform for everyone's existence. Knowing now the consequences of our recklessness, how might we begin this reconsideration? How might we bring about needed platform for a systemic change that understands this primary necessity?

Jury Chair: Tatiana Bilbao
Founding Principal, Tatiana Bilbao ESTUDIO
Professor in Practice, Yale University, Yale School of Architecture
Elisa Iturbe
Co-Founder, Outside Development
Assistant Professor, The Cooper Union - Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture
Ethel Baraona Pohl
Co-founder, dpr-barcelona
Editor, quaderns d'arquitectura i urbanisme (2011-2016)
Advisory Board Member, Volume
Kotchkorn Voraakhom
Founding Principal, Landprocess
Designer-In-Residence, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis
Michael Willis, FAIA, NOMA
Founding Principal, MWA Architects Inc. (1998-2016)
Visiting Professor, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis

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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