Register: 05/31/2017, Submit: 05/31/2017, Eligibility: Young architects and building professionals in field: architecture, urban planning, landscape architecture, architectural engineering (sustainable or integrated design), architectural criticism; born outside the US, not older than 38 years on December 31, 2017; naturalized citizens or a permanent residents US (green card holders) or holders of an H1B or O-1 visa, who living and working in the US at least 5 years, Fee: Free, Awards: 3 prizes per 50,000 USD each
The Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise were established in 2009 as a complement to the Vilcek Prizes, to encourage and support young immigrants who have already demonstrated exceptional achievements, and who often face significant challenges early in their careers. As with the Vilcek Prizes, the Creative Promise Prizes are awarded annually in biomedical science and in a changing category of the arts, next year recognizing accomplishments in the field of architecture.
The Vilcek Foundation will award three prizes of $50,000 each to young architects and building professionals who demonstrate extraordinary talent, dedication, and potential to advance the field of architecture. The prizes are meant to facilitate future discovery and impact for promising architects and building arts professionals at a critical stage in their careers.
Eligible applicants are professionals working in fields related to the built environment, including:
- Urban Planning
- Landscape Architecture
- Architectural Engineering (e.g., sustainable or integrated design)
- Architecture Criticism
A panel of distinguished members of the architecture community will evaluate applications based on its quality, level of creativity, clarity of vision, and impact. The submitted work samples should show curiosity, originality, technical excellence, and potential for longevity within the field. The individuals chosen will have demonstrated commitment to their chosen field.
The prizewinners selected by the jury will be the candidates whose work best exemplifies the characteristics outlined above. Recommendations of the jury will be submitted to the Vilcek Foundation’s Board of Directors for final approval. The winners of the Creative Promise Prize in Architecture will be notified by November 2017 and will be invited to attend the Vilcek Foundation’s annual awards ceremony in New York City, in the spring of 2018. Travel expenses and accommodations will be covered by the foundation.