AIA College of Fellows Latrobe Prize
The Latrobe Prize is a biennial $100,000 award from the AIA College of Fellows to support a two-year program of research leading to significant advances in the architecture profession.
Latrobe Prize submissions
The Latrobe Prize is a biennial $100,000 award from the AIA College of Fellows to support a two-year program of research. The grant, named for architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe, is awarded for research leading to significant advances in the architecture profession.
Proposals for the 2022 Latrobe Prize must explore buildings at the intersection of planetary health and human health. Planetary health is a new field of research that connects two pressing issues: Climate change and health equity.
- First Stage: Open for all submission from which three submissions will be chosen
- Second Stage: Invited submission only for an in person interview with the jury
Buildings ∩ Planetary Health and Human Health
Proposals for the 2022 Latrobe Prize should aim to explore positive outcomes for people, communities, and the planet resulting from architectural design excellence.
The 2022 Latrobe Prize encourages investigations on architecture in the built environment at the intersection of climate action, climate justice, environmental justice, public health, and health equity.
Multiscale Thinking: Research teams should establish a perspective on the design of buildings as integral and contributing to the health of individuals, communities, regions, and the planet and may explore proposals to pilot near-term solutions on a range of topics:
- Climate Change Adaptation, Health Equity, and Health Access
- Nature-Based Solutions
- Ecological and Community Wellbeing and Resilience
- Food Security, Food Systems, and Access
- Energy Systems, Vulnerability, and Access
- Circularity, Material Assemblies, and Material Flows
- Housing Equity and Sustainable Design
- Public Open Space, Wellbeing
- Labor, Automation, and AI
Submission process: Closed
For more information, please contact Muza Conforti, Director, Fellows & Strategic Council.
AIA Fellowship is AIA highest membership honor, recognizing members for their exceptional work and contributions to architecture and society. Only 3% of AIA members earn this distinction.
Recent recipients & juries
CommonSENSES: Standards for ENacting Sensor networks for an Equitable Society
Principal investigators: Michelle Laboy, M.Arch., MUP, PE, School of Architecture; Amy Mueller, PhD, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Marine and Environmental Sciences, and Northeastern’s Environmental Sensors Lab; Dan O’Brien, PhD, Associate Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Criminology and Criminal Justice, and Director of the Boston Area Research Initiative; and Moira Zellner, PhD, Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, and Director of Participatory Modeling & Data Science, College Social Sciences & Humanities.
The team will use the grant towards demonstrating how sensor networks can inform architects, and the communities they work with, of hyperlocal variations in environmental quality. The research will also explore the potential for green infrastructure to produce more equitable health outcomes. Before-and-after project data and models about factors affecting neighborhood climate, resilience, health, and equity will generate insights on how smarter green infrastructure can support a more accessible, equitable, and inclusive design process. The resulting CommonSENSES Architectural Playbook and film, and the collaborative modeling platform (Fora.ai) adapted for this project will empower current and future architects, planners, and educators to advance the role of design in urban equity.
Billie Faircloth, FAIA, Chair
Roger Schluntz, FAIA, 2022 Chancellor
Ronald Blitch, FAIA, Bursar
Dr. Malo Hutson
Alison Kwok, FAIA
Vivian Lee, FAIA
Dr. Upali Nanda, Assoc. AIA
Addressing a Multi-Billion Dollar Challenge
Principal investigators: Bruce Levin, J.D. Associate Clinical Professor, School of Education, Drexel University and Sean O’Donnell, FAIA, Perkins Eastman
The research will endeavor to advance the knowledge of how well-designed educational facilities positively impact students. Over the next two years, the findings from this research will be applied to a set of design guidelines to be shared with architects and school districts.
Marilyn J. Taylor, FAIA, Chair
John Castellana, FAIA, Secretary
Edward A. Vance, FAIA, Chancellor
Gordon Chong, FAIA
Billie Faircloth, FAIA
Curtis W. Fentress, FAIA
Marvin Malecha, FAIA
Future-Use Architecture – Design for Persistent Change
Principal investigators: Peter Wiederspahn, AIA, Michelle Laboy PE, and David Fannon, AIA
The selected Latrobe Prize proposal seeks to answer questions related to how to best design buildings and cities for unknown future uses and how to help initiate more informed development practices and regulatory frameworks for adaptive reuse and regeneration.
Kate Schwennsen, FAIA, Chair
Raymond G. Post, FAIA, Vice Chancellor
Lenore M. Lucey, FAIA, Chancellor
Stephen T. Ayers, FAIA
Frank M. Guillot, FAIA
Sylvia Kwan, FAIA
Jud Marquardt, FAIA
Marilyn Jordan Taylor, FAIA
Drylands Resilience Initiative
Principal investigators: Peter Arnold and Hadley Arnold
Research focused on developing and testing Hazel, a powerful new digital design tool, and bringing transformative public design strategies to dry cities in the US West and around the world.
David Cronrath, Chair
John R. Sorrenti, FAIA, Bursar
Al Rubeling, FAIA, Vice Chancellor
Bill Stanley III, FAIA, Chancellor
Roger Schluntz, FAIA
Kate Schwennsen, FAIA
Urban Sphere: The City of 7 Billion
Principal investigators: Bimal Mendis and Joyce Hsiang
The research studies the impact of population growth and resource consumption on the built and natural environment at the scale of the entire world as a single urban entity.
John T. Regan, Chair
Ronald L. Skaggs, FAIA, Chancellor
William J. Stanley III, FAIA, Vice Chancellor
Harold Adams, FAIA
Wayne Drummond, FAIA
Henry Green, Hon. AIA
Laura Lee, FAIA
Monica Ponce de Leon
Public Interest Practices in Architecture
Principal investigators: Bryan Bell, Roberta Feldman, Sergio Palleroni, and David Perkes, AlA
Research centered on needs that can be addressed by public interest practices and the variety of ways that public interest practices are operating.
Thomas Fisher, Assoc. AIA, Chair
Chet Widom, FAIA, Chancellor
Norman Koonce, FAIA, Vice Chancellor
Peter Bohlin, FAIA
Sheila Kennedy, AIA
Sharon Sutton, FAIA, PhD
Kim Tanzer, AIA
Growing Energy/Water: Using the Grid to Get Off the Grid
Principal investigators: Martin Felsen, AlA, and Sarah Dunn
Stephen Kieran, FAIA, Chair
Donald J. Hackl, FAIA, Chancellor
Edward J. Kodet, Vice Chancellor
Michelle D. Addington
Thom Mayne, FAIA
On the Water, A Model for the Future: A study of New York and Jersey Upper Bay
Principal investigators: Guy Nordenson with Stanley T. Allen, AlA, Catherine Seavitt, AlA, James Smith, Michael Tantala, and Adam Yarinsky, FAIA
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Frank E. Lucas, FAIA, Chancellor
Martin Fischer, PhD
Leon R. Glicksman, PhD
Frances Halsband, FAIA
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Developing an Evidence-Based Design Model that Measures Human Response: A Pilot Study of a Collaborative, Trans-Disciplinary Model in a Healthcare Setting
Principal investigators: Chong Partners Associates, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc., and University of California-Berkeley
Marvin Malecha, FAIA, Chair
Lawrence J. Leis, FAIA, Chancellor
Michael Graves, FAIA
Jack Hartray, FAIA
John Zeisel, PhD
Fundamental Neuroscience Research and Development for Architecture
Principal investigators: John Eberhard, FAIA, of the Academy of Neurosciences for Architecture in collaboration with the New School of Architecture
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Cynthia Weese, FAIA, Chair
Sylvester Damianos, FAIA, Chancellor
Thomas W. Ventulett, FAIA
Robert Geddes, FAIA
Robert A. Odermatt, FAIA
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Harrison Fraker, FAIA, Chair
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Cesar Pelli, FAIA
Charles Redmon, FAIA
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