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FELLOWSHIPS, PRIZES & TRAVEL PROGRAMS

Over the years, numerous donors have established endowed awards and traveling fellowships at the GSD. The following prizes are administered by the Department of Architecture:

Wheelwright Prize

The Wheelwright Prize is a $100,000 traveling fellowship awarded annually to talented early-career architects worldwide proposing exceptional itineraries for research and discovery.

AIA Henry Adams Medal
Each year the American Institute of Architects awards an engraved medal to the top-ranking graduating student in each architecture program accredited by the National Council of Architectural Accrediting Board. This award is provided as a part of the AIA/AAF Scholarship Program.

AIA Henry Adams Certificate
Each year the American Institute of Architects awards a certificate of merit to the second-highest-ranking graduating student in each architecture program accredited by the National Council of Architectural Accrediting Board.  This award and the AIA Henry Adams Medal are provided as a part of the AIA/AAF Scholarship Program.

Alpha Rho Chi Medal
This medal is awarded annually by the Grand Council of Alpha Rho Chi, on recommendation of the faculty in the Department of Architecture, to that graduate of the professional degree program who has achieved the best general record for professional merit through attitude and personality.

Julia Amory Appleton Traveling Fellowship
Architect Charles F. McKim of New York City donated a gift to Harvard in 1906 in memory of his wife, Julia Amory Appleton, to establish this traveling and study fellowship. It may be awarded annually to a graduating student in architecture, on the basis of his or her achievements at the school and the worthiness of the project to be undertaken.

James Templeton Kelley Prize (MArch I and MArch II)
On nomination by the faculty in the Department of Architecture, the Boston Society of Architects, a chapter of the AIA, awards the James Templeton Kelley Prize annually for the best final design project submitted by a candidate for the professional degree in architecture.

Department of Architecture Faculty Design Award

Upon recommendation of the faculty in the Department of Architecture, this award is presented annually to a graduating student from each of the MArch I and MArch II programs. It is given in recognition of significant achievement throughout the relevant program’s design studio sequence.

Kevin V. Kieran Award

This prize was established in 2001 with gifts from family and friends, in memory of Kevin Kieran, former faculty member and graduate from the Master in Architecture program in 1985. The prize is awarded by the Department of Architecture in recognition of the highest level of academic achievement among students graduating from the postprofessional Master in Architecture (MArch II) program.

Araldo A. Cossutta Annual Prize for Design Excellence

This award was established in 1994 through an endowment by New York architect Araldo Cossutta, MArch ’52. It is presented annually to a student of merit who has successfully completed the core program for MArch I and whose design consistently shows outstanding promise.

Peter Rice Internship Program at Renzo Piano Building Workshop

This internship was established by the Renzo Piano Building Workshop Foundation. It is awareded to one MArch I or MArch I AP student who prior to the beginning of the internship has completed the core program but has not yet begun their thesis. Under the tutelage of a senior architect, the intern will spend approximately six months over the Spring semester at the RPBW in Paris, France. The experience involves a combination of work and study, including practical training, seminars, and documentation.

ETH Zurich Exchange Program

This exchange program offers two MArch I or MArch I AP students the unique opportunity to study Architecture at one of the leading European Architecture Schools located in Zurich, Switzerland during the Spring term. Participants will be able to choose studio critics from among ETH’s internationally renowned faculty and visiting professors, and additionally enroll in ETH’s wide variety of lecture courses and seminars

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