The Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis and AIA St. Louis have opened their call for applications to the biennial James Harrison Steedman Fellowship in Architecture. This year's recipient will receive $50,000 toward six to 12 months of national and international travel related to architectural research. Created in 1929, the program is currently soliciting research proposals on "the design impact and potential for infrastructures to positively contribute to a sustainable urban future," according to the program's website. Applications are due Nov. 1.

"Our urban environment is shaped not only by its buildings and public spaces, but also by its infrastructure—the fundamental systems, facilities, and services that enable, sustain, and enhance societal living conditions," the fellowship description reads. "At all scales and manifestations, infrastructural elements are increasingly important subjects of design investigation."

Eligible applicants must have earned an architecture degree from an accredited program in the last eight years and can be from any country. Upon completing their research, Steedman fellows will be sponsored to travel to St. Louis to provide a lecture or workshop on their findings to students at the Sam Fox School.

The 2018 fellowship jury consists of Andrea Leers, FAIA, principal and co-founder of Boston-based Leers Weinzapfel Associates; Marion Weiss, FAIA, co-founder of New York–based Weiss/Manfredi; Lisa Iwamoto, founding partner of San Francisco–based IwamotoScott Architecture; Linda Samuels, an associate professor of urban design at the Sam Fox School; and Anna Ives, managing partner of St. Louis–based Patterhn Ives.

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