Harvard GSD Shortlists 3 Architects for 2015 Wheelwright Prize

Finalists

Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD) has announced three architects shortlisted for this year’s prestigious Wheelwright Prize. The $100,000 grant, which is awarded annually to a single architect to support travel-based architectural research, is “intended to spur innovative research during the early stage of an architect’s professional career” and “foster new forms of research informed by cross-cultural engagement.” 

Similarly to previous years, the shortlisted applicants were chosen from nearly 200 submitters spanning 51 countries. Each finalist will be invited to speak at on April 16 (starting at noon) to present their work and research proposals. The event will be free and open to the public. A winner will be announced at the end of April.

“The strength and diversity of the applications are growing each year, making the jury’s job increasingly difficult,” said K. Michael Hays, Wheelwright Prize organizing committee member and 2015 jury chair. “It’s gratifying to see so many young architects approach their work as part of larger intellectual projects.”

The shortlisted architects are…

Standless Steel / FAS(t)

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Architects: FAS(t) / Alexander Ryabskiy, Ksenia Kharitonova, Dmitriy Bariudin
Location: Nikola-Lenivets,
Project Year: 2011
Photographs & Video: Ulia Maysova