Archinect - News 2015-08-04T12:14:11-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/126385121/2015-wheelwright-prize-awarded-to-erik-l-heureux 2015 Wheelwright Prize awarded to Erik L’Heureux Justine Testado 2015-04-28T21:50:00-04:00 >2015-04-30T09:20:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k7/k7m4rafp3gjoqkso.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Another year has gone by for the Harvard University Graduate School of Design's $100K <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/competition/wheelwright_prize_2015/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2015 Wheelwright Prize</a>. Hosted by Harvard GSD since 1935 and previously open only to Harvard GSD alumni, the prestigious travel grant is in its third year as an international open competition for any individual early-career architect from anywhere on the globe.</p><p>Selected <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/wheelwright_prize_2015_finalists_announced/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">from three finalists</a>, L'Heureux's winning proposal, "Hot and Wet: The Equatorial City and the Architectures of Atmosphere" examines the traditional and modern building strategies in five dense cities in the equatorial zone -- a timely topic when rapid urbanization and climate change are on the rise. The cities are:&nbsp;Jakarta, Indonesia; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Pondicherry, India; Lagos, Nigeria; and S&atilde;o Paulo, Brazil.</p><p>The prize will fund L&rsquo;Heureux&rsquo;s travel-based research over the next two years.</p><p>Read more about L'Heureux and some of his works below:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/st/stsryjagapclouwu.jpg"></p><p>"Born in Jamestown, Rhode Island, Erik L&rsquo;Heureux received his B.A. in Architecture from Wa...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125895927/heart-of-the-community-program-selects-six-new-cities-to-receive-placemaking-grants Heart of the Community program selects six new cities to receive placemaking grants Alexander Walter 2015-04-22T13:11:00-04:00 >2015-04-28T21:36:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/24/24eaf1c2f814fa7f1e8a240f4266b125.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This morning, Southwest Airlines announced that non-profit organizations in six U.S. cities will receive Placemaking grants to help them reimagine and reactivate important but underutilized public spaces in their city. [...] Albuquerque, New Mexico: Civic Plaza Ft. Myers, Florida: Lee County Regional Library Jacksonville, Florida: Hemming Park Milwaukee, Wisconsin: 4th &amp; Wisconsin Area Portland, Maine: Congress Square Park St. Louis, Missouri: Strauss Park</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/124454865/harvard-gsd-announces-2015-wheelwright-prize-finalists Harvard GSD announces 2015 Wheelwright Prize finalists Alexander Walter 2015-04-03T20:43:00-04:00 >2015-04-06T14:46:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rd/rdhx6hcj9h4dr02q.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Three finalists have been announced for the 2015 Wheelwright Prize today: Erik L&rsquo;Heureux &mdash; Pencil Office, Singapore Malkit Shoshan &mdash; FAST, Amsterdam Quynh Vantu &mdash; Studio Quynh Vantu, London The Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD) &mdash; hosting the prestigious prize since 1935 &mdash; made the selection from a pool of nearly 200 applicants from 51 countries this year.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/111725875/studios-kabako-from-congo-wins-2014-curry-stone-design-prize Studios Kabako from Congo wins 2014 Curry Stone Design Prize Justine Testado 2014-10-20T15:12:00-04:00 >2014-10-20T15:37:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s4/s4ry8g3fy7ea37k1.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Congolese performance and theater group Studios Kabako from Kisangani was announced as the 2014 Curry Stone Design Prize winner this past weekend at an awards ceremony in Brussels...Studios Kabako was established in 2001 to address the various emotions linked to the aftermath of civil war. Located in a city that is isolated geographically and culturally, the studio has provided its community a safe creative haven of dance, theater, and music through its urban interventions and cultural programs.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mc/mcrgzppcummsk5n2.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p2/p2hfibdcz9xgseac.jpg"></p><p>Studios Kabako will start a U.S. tour including in New York from October 21 to November 1, 2014, with two performances at the BRIC theater in Brooklyn.</p><p>The studio will receive a $100,000 grant prize, and were also featured in a short documentary by the Curry Stone Foundation, which you can watch entirely below.</p><p>Read more about the studio on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/studios_kabako_from_congo_wins_2014_curry_stone_design_prize/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> 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/92836551/taubman-receives-1-3m-grant-to-fund-research-program-on-urban-architecture Taubman receives $1.3M grant to fund research program on urban architecture Archinect 2014-02-04T12:15:00-05:00 >2014-02-10T19:21:13-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/re/reuj56707jv6ouub.jpg" width="514" height="182" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning received a $1.3m grant Monday from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The gift will fund architecture and humanities research on metropolitan issues in cities like Detroit, Mexico City and Rio de Janeiro for the next four-and-half years. The Mellon Foundation delivered the &ldquo;Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities&rdquo; grant to the University, which supports scholarship and higher education at the intersection of architecture and the humanities.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> 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/88617656/audiotopie-awarded-the-phyllis-lambert-design-montr-al-grant-2013 Audiotopie awarded the Phyllis Lambert Design Montréal Grant 2013 Justine Testado 2013-12-11T19:11:00-05:00 >2013-12-16T19:04:13-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qk/qkmtfqvgpquuzkzx.jpg" width="514" height="482" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Audiotopie was awarded $10,000 from the 2013 Phyllis Lambert Design Montreal Grant in Montreal, Canada earlier this week. Established in 2007, the annual grant distinguishes young, emerging Montreal designers who have shown excellence in their work and research study that can contribute to the city of Montreal.</p></em><br /><br /><p> "The $10,000 grant will enable the <a href="http://www.audiotopie.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Audiotopie</a> team, which designs immersive sound works closely connected to physical spaces through creation of sensory experiences, to go on a study trip during which its members will compare sound environments in the underground spaces of three Asian cities."<br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ay/aynhpi1bwr1eh86l.jpg" title=""></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/61394048/u-s-green-building-council-announces-3-million-grant-from-google U.S. Green Building Council Announces $3 Million Grant from Google Archinect 2012-11-14T17:30:00-05:00 >2012-11-19T18:05:16-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zx/zx0tiypay0sxrrvs.jpg" width="514" height="180" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced today, on the main stage at its annual Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, a $3 million grant from Google that will catalyze the transformation of the building materials industry and accelerate the creation of healthier indoor environments.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/61391926/nea-grant-funds-collection-of-50-women-architects NEA Grant Funds Collection of 50 Women Architects Archinect 2012-11-14T16:43:00-05:00 >2012-11-19T18:05:25-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0z/0zxucbkuzcg7n7nl.jpg" width="299" height="313" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to pursue the project recording the accomplishments of 50 women architects practicing before 1980.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation (BWAF) has selected a national advisory council of esteemed architectural scholars to oversee the selection of women architects for the foundation&rsquo;s new special collection, &ldquo;Making a Place for Women in 20th-Century American Architecture.&rdquo; The creation of the advisory council is pursuant to BWAF&rsquo;s application for a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) matching Art Works grant of $35,000. The NEA awarded the grant to BWAF earlier this year to support the project.</p> <p> The NEA&rsquo;s Art Works grants aid the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and the strengthening of communities through the arts. The special collection will honor women architects active prior to 1980 and, for the first time, document their contributions to the profession.</p> <p> Rocco Landesman, Chairman of the NEA, said, &ldquo;The arts should be a part of everyday life. Whether it&rsquo;s...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/30141885/5-architects-designers-among-usa-fellows-for-2011 5 Architects & Designers among USA Fellows for 2011 Alexander Walter 2011-12-07T21:26:55-05:00 >2011-12-08T09:16:02-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lf/lfvf7p2jlghwqxyv.jpg" width="514" height="411" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>United States Artists has honored the USA Fellows for 2011 at a festive event earlier this week in Santa Monica, CA. Fellowship grants of $50,000 each were awarded to fifty outstanding performing, visual, media, and literary artists or artist teams. USA Fellowships are presented annually in the disciplines Architecture &amp; Design, Crafts &amp; Traditional Arts, Dance, Literature, Media, Music, Theater Arts, and Visual Arts.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The five fellows in the Architecture &amp; Design category are Ada Tolla &amp; Giuseppe Lignano, Elena Manferdini&#8232;, J. Morgan Puett, Jenny E. Sabin, and Mabel O. Wilson.</p>