Harvard GSD Wheelwright Prize International Competition 2021

The application for the Harvard GSD Wheelwright Prize International Competition 2021 for early-career Architects is now open. The application deadline is January 31, 2021.

About the Wheelwright Prize

The Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) has announced the 2021 cycle of the Wheelwright Prize. This is an open international competition that awards 100,000 USD to a talented early-career architect. The award is to support new forms of architectural research. This annual prize is to foster expansive and intensive design research that shows potential to make a significant impact on architectural discourse.

Eligibility Criteria

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. An affiliation to the GSD is not required.

How to Apply for Harvard GSD Wheelwright Prize International Competition

To apply, applicants should submit a portfolio and research proposal that includes travel outside the applicant’s home country. In preparing a portfolio, applicants are to consider the various formats through which architectural research and practice can be expressed. This includes, but not limited to, built work, curatorial practice, written output, and other manifestations of research.

Benefits of the Award

The winning architect is expected to dedicate roughly two years of concentrated research related to their proposal, and to present a lecture on their findings at the conclusion of that research.

Throughout the research process, Wheelwright Prize jury members and other GSD faculty will provide regular guidance and peer feedback, in support of the project’s overall growth and development.

For more information about the Wheelwright prize, click here.

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