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Announcing the 2019 Wheelwright Prize jury

The Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) is pleased to announce the jury for the 2019 Wheelwright Prize. The jury convenes in March to select finalists for the 2019 Wheelwright Prize, with finalists announced shortly thereafter. Finalists travel to Cambridge, Massachusetts, to present their proposals at Harvard GSD on Thursday, March 14, and a winner will be named later that month.

The 2019 Wheelwright Prize jury is:

Tatiana Bilbao, architect and founder of Tatiana Bilbao Estudio

Loreta Castro Reguera, architect and founder of Taller Capital

Michael Hays, Eliot Noyes Professor of Architectural Theory, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and Interim Chair of the Department of Architecture, Harvard GSD

Eric Höweler, architect and Associate Professor of Architecture, Harvard GSD

Erik L'Heureux, architect, founder of Pencil Office, and winner of the 2015 Wheelwright Prize. Watch L'Heureux present the annual Wheelwright Prize Lecture on his research proposal, “Hot and Wet.”

Mohsen Mostafavi, Dean and Alexander and Victoria Wiley Professor of Design, Harvard GSD

Megan Panzano, Program Director, Undergraduate Architecture Studies and Assistant Professor of Architecture, Harvard GSD

The Wheelwright Prize is open to emerging architects practicing anywhere in the world. The primary eligibility requirement is that applicants must have received a degree from a professionally accredited architecture program in the past 15 years. An affiliation to the GSD is not required. Applicants are asked to submit a portfolio, a research proposal, and a travel itinerary that takes them outside their country of residence.

In 2013, Harvard GSD revamped the Arthur W. Wheelwright Traveling Fellowship, which was established in 1935 in memory of Wheelwright, Class of 1887. Intended to encourage the study of architecture outside the United States at a time when international travel was difficult, the award was available only to GSD alumni; past fellows have included Paul Rudolph, Eliot Noyes, William Wurster, Christopher Tunnard, I. M. Pei, Farès el-Dahdah, Adele Santos, and Linda Pollak.

Applicants will be judged on the quality of their design work, scholarly accomplishments, originality or persuasiveness of the research proposal, and evidence of ability to fulfill the proposed project. Finalists will travel to Cambridge, Massachusetts, for finalist presentations on March 14, 2019, at the GSD. A winner will be named later that month.

Details about eligibility, the application process, and past Wheelwright Prize winners are available at wheelwrightprize.org.