I Ramarri (Siracusa,Italy, 2012), terraced houses overlooking an agrarian landscape framed by the sea. Project by AION (Aleksandra Jaeschke and Andrea Di Stefano).
Courtesy Harvard GSD The 2019 Wheelwright Prize winner, Aleksandra Jaeschke, investigated greenhouse architecture around the world

The Harvard Graduate School of Design (Harvard GSD) has opened its 2020 Wheelwright Prize for submissions, inviting early-career architects from around the world to apply for a $100,000 prize supporting further design research. Introduced in 2012 as a transformation of the Arthur W. Wheelwright Traveling Fellowship, the annual Wheelwright Prize “is dedicated to advancing original architectural research that is informed by cross-cultural engagement and that shows potential to make a significant impact on architectural discourse,” according to a press release from Harvard GSD.

The Wheelwright Prize requires that applicants have a degree from a professionally accredited architecture program and that they have spent roughly two years researching a proposal that includes travel outside the applicant’s native country. According to the same release, applicants will be judged on “the quality of their design work, scholarly accomplishments, originality or persuasiveness of the research proposal, evidence of ability to fulfill the proposed project, and the potential for a successful project to make an important contribution to architectural discourse.”

Previous winners of the Wheelwright Prize include the Austin, Texas–based architect Aleksandra Jaeschke in 2019, the Brussels–based architect Aude-Line Dulière in 2018, and the Santiago, Chile–based Samuel Bravo in 2017.

Applications for 2020 Wheelwright Prize close on Jan. 26, 2020. The winner of the prize will be announced in Spring 2020.