This Clifford Wong Prize in Housing Design aims to help re-establish the essential role of architects in society to provide not only the fundamental needs of human shelter but to meet the challenge of designing creative solutions for improving living environments. The prize, to include the appropriate amount of income from the fund and a certificate, shall be awarded annually to a current or graduating student of the Graduate School of Design for the best student project in a design studio or thesis created during the current academic year which has as its primary focus multi-family housing design.
In the event that there is no student work judged to be sufficiently exemplary to be premiated, no award will be given. The jury for the selection of the award will be approved by the Dean of the Faculty of Design and, when feasible, shall include members of the faculty and at least one practitioner whose current housing design exemplifies the aims of the prize.
Recipient of the 2017 Clifford Wong Prize in Housing Design:
“286 South” by Benjamin Halpern (MArch '17)
Recipient of the 2018 Clifford Wong Prize in Housing Design:
Dwelling + Ground by Belle Verwaay (MArch '18)