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.

The Clifford Wong Prize call for applications is currently open.

Applications must include the following three components in one PDF document with the filename “Applicant_Name_CliffordWongPrize2020”:

  1. Coversheet listing the following information:
    2020 Clifford Wong Prize in Housing Design Application
    Applicant Name
    Degree Program
    Graduation Date
    GSD Email Address and Permanent Email Address
    Course number and title in which the work was submitted
  2. Written Statement that includes a description of the project, and which addresses fundamental needs of human shelter and features creative solutions for improving living environments (1 page, approximately 300 words). If any aspect of collaborative work is submitted by an individual, the authorship of such work should be clearly identified and distinguished from that of the applicant. Projects performed as independent studies outside the GSD or as part of a professional commission will not be eligible.
  3. Portfolio of up to 15 pages to supplement the written description (8.5×11 inch format). The portfolio permits up to 15 spreads (30 pages total) to supplement the written description (8.5×11 inch format).

Questions may be submitted to Caroline Newton in the Office of the Dean.

Recipient of the 2019 Clifford Wong Prize in Housing Design:

“A Giant Among Us” by Son Vu (MArch I '21) and Alex Yueyan Li (MArch I AP '21)

Recipient of the 2018 Clifford Wong Prize in Housing Design:

“Dwelling + Ground: Terraformed Housing for Port-Au-Prince” by Belle Verwaay (MArch '18)

View a list of past winners.