The 2022 Wheelwright Prize for Early-career Architects

Applications are welcome for the 2022 Wheelwright Prize for Early-career Architects globally.

Harvard GSD’s Wheelwright Prize is an international competition for early-career architects. Winners receive a fee to foster intensive, innovative architectural research that is knowledgeable by cross-cultural engagement and can make a significant impact on architectural discourse.

The Wheelwright Prize is keen to advance original architectural research that shows potential to make a significant impact on architectural discourse. Harvard GSD’s seek individual applicants who are accomplished but emerging, who are resourceful and risk-taking, and who can make the most of this extraordinary opportunity to advance a research project that will have a significant impact on his or her own professional development, and on the discipline of architecture as a whole.


The winner of the Wheelwright Prize 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


  • Applicant must have graduated from a professionally accredited architecture degree program in the past 15 years.
  • Holders of multiple degrees may apply, provided they received their professional degrees between January 2007 and January 2022.
  • Applicants need not be registered or licensed.
  • Applicants may not have received the Arthur Wheelwright Traveling Fellowship previously.
  • Winners of the Wheelwright Prize may not hold other fellowships concurrently.

Application Process

Applicants are to submit the following.

  • Current CV.
  • Portfolio (maximum of 10 images); each uploaded file should contain a single image, not spreads of multiple images. 
  • A written description of proposed research project (maximum 6,000 characters). Applicants should articulate the relevance of their proposed research to the contemporary discipline of architecture.
  • List of three professional references (full name, affiliation, contact information, and relationship to the applicant).
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To apply, click here.

Deadline: January 30, 2022.

For more information, visit the official site.