2018 Michael Ventris Award for Architecture

Trustees of the Michael Ventris Memorial Fund invite applications for the 2018 Michael Ventris Award for Architecture. One prize, for the amount of £2,500, will be awarded to an individual within the field of architecture to pursue a small, independent project whose contribution is characterised by innovation and originality.

Anyone from within the field of architecture is eligible to apply – professionals or current students who hold a first degree in architecture from all universities from all countries. Please note the award is intended to support an independent project, rather than a continuing programme of study (ie, masters or PhD research).

The application should include an outline of the project, a clear proposal for the outcome of research (a book, exhibition, film, etc), an analysis and projection of expenses, and an explanation of the project’s contribution to the field of architecture. The application should be submitted as a PDF of no more than six single-sided A4 pages. Two additional reference letters supporting the application should be sent directly from the referees.

Please email the application, with ‘Michael Ventris Application’ in the subject line, to Roberta Jenkins: directorsoffice@aaschool.ac.uk by Friday 23 March 2018. Late applications will not be considered.

For further information, please contact Manolis Stavrakakis, AA PhD graduate, AA history and theory tutor, recipient of the Michael Ventris Award for Architecture (2011) and the academic coordinator of the award on behalf of the AA: stavrakakis@aaschool.ac.uk

The award is made by a panel under the auspices of the Trustees of the Michael Ventris Awards in conjunction with the Architectural Association. The Fund was established in 1956 in memory of AA graduate Michael Ventris, who is best known for deciphering the ancient Greek script of Linear B. Disbursement of the award will be made in a single instalment, payable after the announcement of the award (June 2017), and successful candidates will be required to submit a written report to the Advisory Committee on the work that the award has enabled him/her to complete by 1 March 2019. The recipient may also be invited to make a public presentation of the results at the Architectural Association School of Architecture.

Date Submitted: 1/2/2018

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