The Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) has announced the jurors of the 2016 Wheelwright Prize, an open, international competition for early-career architects that supports travel-based research with a $100,000 grant. Perennial jury members Mohsen Mostafavi, Intl. Assoc. AIA, dean of Harvard’s GSD, and K. Michael Hays, the GSD's Eliot Noyes Professor of Architectural Theory, will be joined by Eva Franch i Gilabert, chief curator and executive director of New York's Storefront for Art and Architecture; Jeannie Kim, assistant dean of academic programs and outreach at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture at the University of Toronto and winner of the Arthur C. Wheelwright Traveling Fellowship in 2002; Benjamin Prosky, executive director of the AIA's New York Chapter (AIANY); architect Rafael Moneo, Hon. FAIA; and Kiel Moe, AIA, associate professor of architecture and energy at the GSD.
The Wheelwright Prize was formerly available only to alumni of the GSD, but was relaunched as an international competition in 2012, and is now open to all graduates of professionally accredited programs within the last 15 years. Past winners include Paul Rudolph and I.M. Pei, FAIA. The first winner of the Wheelwright Prize in its current iteration was Gia Wolff in 2013, who presented the results of her Wheelwright-supported research in an exhibition entitlted Floating City: The Community-Based Architecture of Parade Floats. Jose Ahedo won the 2014 Wheelwright Prize with a proposal on agricultural architecture, and Erik L'Hereux won the 2015 Wheelwright Prize for his proposal to study the extreme climatic conditions of equatorial zones.
The Harvard GSD is now accepting submissions to the 2016 Wheelwright Prize. The deadline for submissions has been extended to Feb. 15, 2016.
Read more about the Wheelwright Prize.