La Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) è lieta di annunciare il quinto ciclo del Premio Wheelwright, un concorso internazionale che, ogni anno, premia con un assegno di ricerca di 100.000 $ i giovani architetti all'inizio della loro carriera capaci di dimostrare un particolare talento per il design e autori di lavori di merito accademico e professionale.
Il riconoscimento vuole individuare i professionisti che siano una promessa per un continuo lavoro creativo, assegnando loro un premio in denaro che dovrà essere utilizzato per coprire spese di viaggio riguardanti la ricerca, permettendo di sostenere una lezione alla Harvard GSD e offrendo la possibilità di pubblicare la ricerca in una pubblicazione della Harvard GSD.
Il requisito per la partecipazione è che i candidati abbiano ricevuto una laurea da un programma di architettura professionalmente accreditato negli ultimi 15 anni. I partecipanti dovranno presentare un portfolio, una proposta di ricerca e un itinerario di viaggio che li conduca fuori dal proprio Paese di residenza.
The Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) is pleased to announce the fifth cycle of the Wheelwright Prize, an open international competition that awards $100,000 annually to a talented early-career architect to support travel-based research. The 2017 Wheelwright Prize is now accepting applications. Deadline for submissions is January 31, 2017. This annual prize is dedicated to fostering new forms of architectural research informed by cross-cultural engagement.
The Wheelwright Prize is open to emerging architects practicing anywhere in the world. The primary eligibility requirement is that applicants must have received a degree from a professionally accredited architecture program in the past 15 years (after 2002). Applicants are asked to submit a portfolio, a research proposal, and a travel itinerary that takes them outside their country of residence. Applicants will be judged on the quality of their design work, scholarly accomplishments, originality and persuasiveness of their research proposal, and evidence of ability to fulfill the proposed project.
Throughout its history, Harvard GSD has had a strong global outlook, attracting deans, faculty, and students from all over the world. Moreover, a mainstay of the Harvard GSD curriculum is its traveling studio, which emphasizes the acceptance of ideas and practices with a diversity of origins. The Wheelwright Prize extends the school's ethos, encouraging a broad-minded approach to architecture that seeks inspiration from unexpected quarters.
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.
Applicant must have graduated from a professionally accredited architecture degree program in the past 15 years. (Graduates prior to 2002 are ineligible.) Holders of multiple degrees may apply, provided they received their professional degrees between 2002 and January 2017. Applicants need not be registered or licensed.
APPLICATION AND FEE
The application process is entirely online on www.harvardgsd.slideroom.com. No submissions will be accepted by mail.
Deadline for submissions is January 31, 2017. There is a $10 service fee to submit applications.
The winner of the Wheelwright Prize will receive:
- $100,000 cash prize to support travel and research-related costs
- invitation to lecture at Harvard GSD
- possibility to publish research in a Harvard GSD publication