Career StagesCollege of Fellows
History of the Latrobe Prize
The mission of the AIA College of Fellows is to support the Institute and advance the profession of architecture. Toward that end, the College seeks to encourage research that broadens the perspective and scope of architecture to include cross-disciplinary fields and expertise through its biennial competition: the Latrobe Prize.
In 2000, the College of Fellows established a grants program in research intended to serve as a catalyst for significant investigation into issues important to the profession. The program began as the Latrobe Fellowship with the initial grant of $50,000.
In 2003, the grant was increased to $100,000 to be given over a two year period, and, in 2007, was renamed the Latrobe Prize.
2001 “Refabricating Architecture”
2003 “Fundamental Neuroscience Research and Development for Architecture”
Research focused on neuroscience and its implications on architectural design and led to the publication of Architecture and the Brain.
2005 “Developing an Evidence-Based Design Model that Measures Human Response: A Pilot Study of a Collaborative, Trans-Disciplinary Model in a Healthcare Setting”
2007 “On the Water, A Model for the Future: A Study of New York and Jersey Upper Bay”
Research focused on the role that architects can play in lessening the impact of climate change and potential flooding on the built environment.
2009 “Growing Energy/Water: Using the Grid to Get Off the Grid”
Investigated sustainable infrastructure development in a prototypical setting in downtown Chicago.
2011 “Public Interest Practices in Architecture”
Research centered on needs that can be addressed by public interest practices and the variety of ways that public interest practices are operating.
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