October 11, 2016

Richard Rogers Fellowship

Harvard University Graduate School of Design
The Wimbledon House. Designed by Lord Richard Rogers (1968–70). Courtesy Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners.

Landmarked 1960s London residence designed by Lord Richard Rogers to house residency program to support architectural and urban research

Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) is pleased to announce a research residency at the Wimbledon House, a modern masterpiece designed by world-renowned British architect Richard Rogers. Open to accomplished professionals and scholars working in any field related to the built environment, the Richard Rogers Fellowship is dedicated to advancing research on a wide range of issues—social, economic, technological, political, environmental—that are critical to shaping the contemporary city. The Fellowship is inspired by Lord Rogers’ commitment to cross-disciplinary investigation and social engagement, evident across his prolific output as an architect, urbanist, author, and activist. In 2015 Lord Richard and Lady Ruth Rogers generously gifted the Wimbledon house—designed by Rogers for his parents in the late 1960s—to Harvard GSD to ensure the Heritage-listed property’s continued use as a residence and to provide a unique research opportunity for future generations of professionals and scholars. Each year, six fellows will be awarded a three-month residency, travel expenses to London, and 10,000 USD cash prize, enabling them to have access to London’s extraordinary institutions, libraries, practices, professionals, and other resources. The goal of the residency program is to support research that addresses alternative and sustainable urban futures.

Like Harvard GSD’s Wheelwright Prize (launched in 2013), the Richard Rogers Fellowship is an open international competition that encourages in-depth, original forms of investigation as a way to expand both practice and scholarship. Eligible candidates must have completed a Bachelor’s degree, though advanced degrees are preferred. Candidates will be asked to submit a CV, portfolio of design work and/or research work, and research proposal. Deadline is November 28, 2016. Winners will be announced in early December 2016.

Harvard GSD will inaugurate the Wimbledon House as the residence for the Richard Rogers Fellowship and as a venue for lectures, symposia, and events in 2017.



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