Harvard Wheelwright International Competition for Early-Career Architects

Applications for the 2023 Harvard Wheelwright International Competition for Early-Career Architects are open.

The Wheelwright Prize is an open international competition that awards $100,000 to a talented early-career architect to support an expansive, intensive design research project.

The Wheelwright Prize promotes innovative architectural research that has the potential to have a substantial influence on the conversation surrounding architecture. They are looking for individuals who can take advantage of this exceptional opportunity to advance a research project that will significantly impact their professional development and the field of architecture as a whole. They prefer accomplished but emerging candidates who are resourceful and risk-takers.


The winner of the Harvard Wheelwright Competition will receive:

  • $100,000 prize to support the proposed research project
  • Invitation to lecture at Harvard GSD
  • Possibility to publish research in a Harvard GSD publication


  • The Wheelwright International Competition is open to early-career architects based anywhere in the world.
  • Applicant must have graduated from a professionally accredited architecture degree program in the past 15 years.
  • Applicants need not be registered or licensed.
  • Applicants may not have received the Arthur Wheelwright Traveling Fellowship previously.
  • The Wheelwright Prize is available to individual entrants only.

Application Process

Applicants are to submit the following materials in English:

  • Current CV.
  • Portfolio (maximum of 10 images)
  • The portfolio may be supplemented by published articles or research papers written by the applicant.
  • A written description of the proposed research project (maximum 6,000 characters).
  • List of three professional references (full name, affiliation, contact information, and relationship to the applicant).

To apply for the Harvard Wheelwright International Competition, click here

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Deadline: January 29, 2022.

For more information, visit the official site.

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