Congratulations to the students who passed their thesis deliberations! Many of you may be celebrating this major accomplishment, but don't forget that the deliberations are only part of your final requirements. There's still the thesis book to think about. Below are the templates for your thesis book. These apply for both graduate and undergraduate theses. The password for the files is available from the research office (for graduate students, kindly email us so we can give you the password) or from your thesis adviser (for undergraduate students).
Harvard GSD’S $100,000 Wheelwright Prize, 2014 Edition Launches in January
Harvard GSD is pleased to announce the second edition of the Wheelwright Prize, a $100,000 traveling fellowship open to talented early-career architects worldwide proposing exceptional itineraries for research and discovery. Available to architects practicing anywhere in the world, the Wheelwright Prize recognizes the importance of field research to professional development, and reinforces Harvard GSD’s dedication to fostering investigative approaches to contemporary design.
The Wheelwright Prize is a $100,000 travel-based research grant that is awarded annually to early-career architects who have demonstrated exceptional design talent, produced work of scholarly and professional merit, and who show promise for continued creative work.
Throughout its history, Harvard GSD has had a strong global outlook, attracting deans, faculty, and students from all over the world. Moreover, a mainstay of the GSD curriculum is its traveling studio, which emphasizes the acceptance of ideas and practices with a diversity of origins. The Wheelwright Prize extends the school’s ethos, encouraging a broad-minded approach to architecture that seeks inspiration from unexpected quarters.
The Wheelwright Prize is intended to spur innovative research during the early stage of an architect's professional career. Now open to applicants from all over the world—no affiliation to Harvard GSD required—the prize aims to foster new forms of research informed by cross-cultural engagement. "The idea is not just about travel—the act of going and seeing the world—but it is about binding the idea of geography to themes and issues that hold great potential relevance to contemporary practice," says Harvard GSD Dean Mohsen Mostafavi.
The winner will be selected via an open call for proposals and a rigorous review process. The winner of the Wheelwright Prize will receive:
The Wheelwright Prize organizing committee includes Harvard GSD Dean Mohsen Mostafavi, Professors K. Michael Hays and Jorge Silvetti, and Assistant Dean Benjamin Prosky.
Background on the Arthur W. Wheelwright Traveling Fellowship
Established in 1935 in memory of Arthur W. Wheelwright, Class of 1887, this traveling fellowship has afforded extraordinary experiences for generations of GSD alumni. The fellowship was conceived at a time when foreign travel was out of reach for many. The prize enabled several early Wheelwright fellows—including Paul Rudolph (1937–38), Eliot Noyes (1939–40), William Wurster (1942–43), and I. M. Pei (1950–51)—to embark on expeditions that largely followed the tradition of the Grand European Tour.
Register by starting your application by February 15, 2014. (There is no fee to register.)
Deadline for submissions is March 4, 2014.
For more information, visit wheelwrightprize.org
Espasyo is a peer-reviewed journal created under the auspices of the National Committee on Architecture and the Allied Arts of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA). The journal promotes the publication of architectural design research, focusing on project-based design research and associated discourses on Filipino spatial design. The editors solicit original scholarly essays, both text-based and design-based, and welcome contributions related to a range of issues, which include but are not limited to the following: Design History, Theory and Criticism, Teaching and Pedagogy, Design Process and Methods, Building and Material Science, Environment and Behavior, Visual Communication, Design Computing and Cognition, Urban Design and Community Architecture, and Environmental Technology.
This Journal of Philippine Architecture and Allied Arts will consider for publication both written articles and design works, built and unbuilt.
Interested writers should notify the Espasyo Editor thru email and send their proposed article title and abstract on or before July 14, 2013 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 12th edition of the Annual Conference on Architectural Research and Education (ACARE 12) was held last February 7-8, 2013 at the College of Arts and Letters Amphitheater of the host university, Bicol University, in Legazpi City, Albay. The 2-day conference was attended by deans, heads, faculty and students from various architecture schools and universities in the country.
There were 5 conference session topics, namely: Urban Design, Heritage, Disaster-Resilient Design, Energy, and Landscape Architecture. ARCHCARE Chairman Prof. Christopher Espina, UPCA Dean Mary Ann Espina, UPCA faculty members Dr. Grace Ramos and Dr. Luis Ma. Bo-ot, together with Dean Lorelei De Viana of FEU-CAFA and Prof. Rino Domingo Fernandez of UST College of Architecture, served as panel evaluators.
Tropical Landscape Architecture graduate student Paulo Tuazon presented, in behalf of his members, their paper “Environment Sustainability Assessment System for Local Communities" for the Urban Design session. UPCA Professor Emmanuel Litonjua presented his paper entitled, "The Design and Planning of the New UP Integrated School Grades 7-12 Complex” for the Disaster-Resilient Design session, while Professor Cathe Desiree Nadal presented her paper, “Tracing the Urban Cultural Landscape Structures of Manila Sacred Spaces: A Case Study of Malate Church Grounds” for the Landscape Architecture Session.
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