2017 Michael Ventris Award for Architecture

The trustees of the Michael Ventris Memorial Fund would like to invite applications for the 2017 Michael Ventris Award for Architecture. One award in the field of architecture (for the amount of £2,500) will be given to a small, independent project with a clear outcome whose contribution to the field should be characterised by uniqueness and innovation for the field of architecture.

The Fund was set in 1956 in the memory of Michael Ventris – an AA graduate – who became world famous for deciphering the ancient Greek script of Linear B. Anyone who holds a first degree in architecture is eligible to apply (students of masters or diploma level from all universities or professionals). The award is intended to support a project rather than a continuing programme of study.


The project submitted for the award should be accompanied with a specific brief, an analysis of the expenses, and a clear objective (outcome, media, etc.) and they should also demonstrate what their contribution to the field of architecture would be.

All applications should be in PDF format and must not exceed six single-sided A4 pages. In addition, two 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 Amy Lin: amy.lin@aaschool.ac.uk by Friday, 24th March 2017. Applications received after this date will not be considered.

For further information, please contact Manolis Stavrakakis, AA Ph.D. graduate, recipient of the Michael Ventris Award for Architecture, 2011, and the academic coordinator of the award on behalf of the AA via email: stavrakakis@aaschool.ac.uk

The awards are made by a panel under the auspices of the Trustees of the Michael Ventris Awards in conjunction with the Architectural Association. Payment of awards will be made in a single installment, 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 1st March 2018. S/he may also be invited to make a public presentation of the results at the Architectural Association School of Architecture.

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Date Submitted: 7/2/2017

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