Archinect - News 2014-12-19T16:39:27-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/100185299/jose-m-ahedo-wins-the-2014-wheelwright-prize Jose M. Ahedo wins the 2014 Wheelwright Prize Justine Testado 2014-05-21T21:07:00-04:00 >2014-05-28T20:01:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l0/l0jlwbvqh20iosfb.jpg" width="514" height="320" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architect Jose M. Ahedo of Studio Ahedo from Barcelona was named as the 2014 recipient of the Wheelwright Prize. The competition pool started with nearly 200 applications from 46 countries and then to seven finalists who were announced in April. For its second year as an open international competition, the Harvard Graduate School of Design awards the $100,000 travel fellowship to an early-career architect whose proposal best conveys original, scholarly, and professional design.</p></em><br /><br /><p>After a second stage of deliberation, the jury selected Ahedo and his proposal, "Domesticated Grounds: Design and Domesticity Within Animal Farming Systems", which focuses on the architectural and organizational models of animal farming.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t4/t4b3612drgtg1mfw.jpg"></p><p>"Noting that livestock is a significant cause of land degradation, greenhouse gas emissions, social friction, and problematic development worldwide, Ahedo proposes to research a wide range of practices, from industrial operations driven by 'techno-capitalist policies' to informal or vernacular farms that have grown out of traditions. 'These two distinct production modes coexist in both developed and developing countries,' Ahedo writes in his essay, observing that neither responds adequately to the innumerable environmental and social challenges related to animal farming today."</p><p>Read more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/jose_m._ahedo_wins_the_2014_wheelwright_prize/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98028871/wheelwright-prize-2014-finalists-announced Wheelwright Prize 2014 finalists announced Justine Testado 2014-04-14T14:27:00-04:00 >2014-04-15T12:00:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y2/y289y5jk8f8kc8x5.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Seven finalists have been announced for <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/91234757/100-000-wheelwright-prize-details-announced-for-2014" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the Wheelwright Prize 2014</a>. Established by Harvard GSD in 1935, the prize awards a $100,000 travel-based research grant to an early-career architect worldwide whose proposal best conveys original, scholarly, and professional design. Since 2013, the prize is applicable to any architect who graduated within the last 15 years from a professionally accredited architecture degree program. Emphasizing international research, the winner must spend at least six months working outside of their home country and not in the U.S.</p><p>The 2014 competition received nearly 200 submissions from 46 countries. This year's jury featured GSD Dean Mohsen Mostafavi; GSD professors; and architects Jorge Silvetti, I&ntilde;aki Abalos, and Silvia Benedito; Museum of Modern Art architecture curator Pedro Gadanho; New York architect Linda Pollak of Marpillero Pollak; and Shohei Shigematsu, partner of OMA and its New York office director.</p><p>The jury selected the following finalists:</p><p><strong>Jose...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/91234757/100-000-wheelwright-prize-details-announced-for-2014 $100,000 Wheelwright Prize details announced for 2014 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-01-14T18:46:00-05:00 >2014-01-20T18:46:30-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oc/oc7hvrzg1zwh3uf0.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The <a href="http://www.wheelwrightprize.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wheelwright Prize</a> awards a $100,000 travel-based research grant to a recent architect whose proposal conveys a talented, scholarly and professional design sense. Originally established by Harvard's GSD in 1935 as the "Arthur Wheelwright Traveling Fellowship", the prize is meant to extend travel-research opportunities to alumni. As of 2013, eligibility has expanded to any architect who has graduated within the last 15 years from a professionally accredited architecture degree program. The focus is on international research, requiring the winner of the Prize spend at least 6 months working out of their home country, and not in the United States.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6a/6ap7qsljdlqabje3.jpg" title=""></p> <p> More information about the Wheelwright Prize and applying are on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/competition/wheelwright_prize_2014/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>. The online-application opens January 20, 2014, and will close March 4, 2014.</p> <p> Last year's Wheelwright winner was Brooklyn-based architect <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/73377688/gia-wolff-wins-100-000-wheelwright-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gia Wolff</a>, for her proposal "Floating City: The Community-Based Architecture of Parade Floats".</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/73377688/gia-wolff-wins-100-000-wheelwright-prize Gia Wolff wins $100,000 Wheelwright Prize Archinect 2013-05-17T18:46:00-04:00 >2013-05-21T19:12:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/si/sio76j7jr78wjdre.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Gia Wolff, Brooklyn-based architect, wins $100,000 travel grant for her proposal Floating City: The Community-Based Architecture of Parade Floats</p></em><br /><br /><p> <strong>Mohsen Mostafavi, Dean of Harvard University&rsquo;s Graduate School of Design, is pleased to announce that Gia Wolff, an architect based in Brooklyn, New York, is the winner of the inaugural Wheelwright Prize, a $100,000 traveling fellowship dedicated to fostering new forms of architectural research informed by cross-cultural engagement.</strong></p> <p> The Wheelwright Prize jury&mdash;Mostafavi, Yung Ho Chang, Far&egrave;s el-Dahdah, K. Michael Hays, Farshid Moussavi, Zoe Ryan, and Jorge Silvetti&mdash;selected Gia Wolff from among 231 applicants from 45 countries, including Afghanistan, Brazil, Burkina Faso, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Iran, Nigeria, and Spain. Applicants were asked to submit portfolios along with a research proposal and travel itinerary, outlining an extended field investigation and its anticipated benefits for the field of architecture. &ldquo;The positive response to the Wheelwright Prize has been extraordinary,&rdquo; said Mostafavi. &ldquo;It is inspiring to see so many talented architects with clear agendas...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/63950933/harvard-university-gsd-announces-the-100k-annual-wheelwright-prize Harvard University GSD announces the $100k annual Wheelwright Prize Archinect 2012-12-22T17:33:00-05:00 >2012-12-24T15:22:34-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4k/4ktnl5h55ak3rnzb.jpg" width="514" height="150" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Harvard GSD Introduces the Wheelwright Prize $100,000 Annual Award Open to Architects Worldwide</p></em><br /><br /><p> Harvard Graduate School of Design announces the launch of the Wheelwright Prize, a $100,000 traveling fellowship awarded annually to talented early-career architects worldwide proposing exceptional itineraries for research and discovery. With an open application process (deadline February 28, 2013), the Wheelwright Prize recognizes the importance of field research to professional development, and reinforces Harvard GSD&rsquo;s dedication to fostering investigative approaches to contemporary design.</p> <p> Since 1935, Harvard GSD has awarded the annual Arthur W. Wheelwright Traveling Fellowship, established in memory of Wheelwright, Class of 1887. Intended to encourage the study of architecture outside the United States, the prize was formerly available only to GSD alumni; past fellows include Paul Rudolph, Eliot Noyes, William Wurster, Christopher Tunnard, I. M. Pei, John Haro, Klaus Herdeg, Far&egrave;s el-Dahdah, Adele Santos, and Linda Pollak.</p> <p> Under the leadership of Dean Mohsen Mostafavi, Har...</p>