Eligibility and Registration
- If I have multiple degrees, how does the 8-year limit apply?
- Can a team or group of people enter?
- How can I gain access to the full competition program?
- Are undergraduate majors in architecture who have worked professionally for several years eligible to apply?
- If I am using a courier service, what address should I mail my entry boards to?
- Do the boards I send have to be mounted?
- Must competition entries be postmarked or received by April 9?
- Are any particular means of project representation encouraged / discouraged?
- Does the research proposal have to relate to and expand upon the design proposal?
- What is the timeline for travel?
- Can the fellowship money be used to study in a university?
Submission shall be on no more than 3 – 30” x 40” sheets in a vertical orientation. It is preferable, but not required, that the submission be mounted on ¼” foam core or similar boards. In either case the submission should not be folded.
A maximum two-page written description of your proposed travel and study must also be submitted. The proposal should include the time period and approximate dates of your proposed travel, the specific goals of your proposed travel, and what, if anything you plan to produce as a result of your travel.
In addition, digital copies shall be submitted on a CD as follows:
JPG – low resolution not to exceed 2.5 mb for each board.
PDF – not to exceed 50mb for each board.
PDF – of your travel proposed not to exceed 2mb.
Eligibility and Registration
You must have received your most recent degree within the past 8 years. For the 2012 competition, degrees received in 2004 or after would make you eligible to enter.
Once you have registered and your payment of the $75 registration fee has been confirmed, you will be able to use your email address and password to access the full program. The program will be published on February 28, 2012, and will only be available after this date.
Are undergraduate majors in architecture who have worked professionally for several years eligible to apply?
No. The competition is only open to graduates of professionally accredited degree programs in architecture and landscape architecture with at least one cumulative year of practical experience in the office of a practicing architect.
Since most courier services require a physical address and won't accept a campus box, please be sure to address your entries to:
Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts
Washington University in St. Louis
Givens Hall, Room 108
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130
No, you can send flat sheets rolled into a tube. We simply ask that you do not fold the sheets in order to mail them.
Entries must be received by Monday, April 9, 2012.
All types of representation are acceptable, although we do not accept physical models. Please refer to the Specific Proposal Requirements that will be listed when the program is published for a full list of submission materials.
Does the research proposal have to relate to and expand upon the design proposal?
The funds support travel to support a research agenda. The research has no direct connection to the competition design proposal.
The period of travel and study must commence within 12 months of being awarded the Steedman Fellowship, after which you are obligated to spend no less than a period of 9 months conducting your research.