The winner of next year’s award, now in its 10th edition, will receive $100,000.
The following is a Nov. 15 press release from the Harvard Graduate School of Design announcing the 2022 cycle of its annual Wheelwright Prize. Last year, Harvard GSD named Miami-based architect Germane Barnes as the winner of its $100,000 prize.
Harvard University Graduate School of Design (Harvard GSD) is pleased to announce the 2022 cycle of the Wheelwright Prize, an open international competition that awards $100,000 (USD) to a talented early-career architect to support new forms of architectural research. The 2022 Wheelwright Prize is now accepting applications; the deadline for submissions is Sunday, January 30, 2022.
The annual Wheelwright Prize—now entering its tenth cycle—is dedicated to fostering expansive, intensive design research that shows potential to make a significant impact on architectural discourse. The 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. Applicants are asked to submit a portfolio and research proposal that includes travel outside the applicant’s home country. In preparing a portfolio, applicants are encouraged to consider the various formats through which architectural research and practice can be expressed, including but not limited to built work, curatorial practice, written output, and other manifestations of research.
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 are committed to providing regular guidance and peer feedback, in support of the project’s overall growth and development.