Daniel Fernández Pascual stands by the water.


The Wheelwright Prize is open to early-career architects based anywhere in the world.

2017 Wheelwright Prize recipient Samuel Bravo’s research proposal, Projectless, examines the relationship of the architectural practice with non-project-driven traditional and informal environments.
Photo: Samuel Bravo

Applicant must have graduated from a professionally accredited architecture degree program in the past 15 years. (For the 2024 cycle: Graduates prior to February 2009 are ineligible.) Holders of multiple degrees may apply, provided they received their professional degrees between February 2009 and February 2024. 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.

The Wheelwright Prize is available to individual entrants only; teams or firms will not be considered.

Current Harvard GSD faculty, instructors, and staff are not eligible.

For winners based in the United States, some amount of research must be undertaken outside the country.

The Wheelwright Prize is intended for independent study and may not be applied to university tuition. However, the grant may be applied to fees for workshops and conferences.