Architecture

Architecture

 
 
 
 

Architecture Awards

Architecture has been one of the principal disciplines of the British School at Rome. Studied both as a scholarly and practical subject, its scope is now understood to include all aspects of the design of the physical environment: buildings; interiors; landscape; urban design and planning; transport; infrastructure, and the conservation of historic heritage.

Currently, Architecture at the BSR is specifically supported by the Rome Scholarship in Architecture (recently known as the Scholars’ Prize in Architecture), the Giles Worsley Rome Fellowship, the Quebec Residency and the Nicholas Boas Travel Scholarship. Other awards at the BSR support a broad range of scholars in the Humanities and Social Sciences, as well as the Visual Arts, whose research interests may encompass or intersect with Architecture. Finally, the Paul Mellon Rome Fellowship, is another post-doctoral opportunity open to architecture scholars. General information upon the opportunities currently available can be found here.

Those who hold awards draw from and contribute to the BSR’s uniquely lively and engaged intellectual environment, including the possibility to enhance their own practice and research skills. Equally important is the opportunity to immerse themselves in a city of historical and contemporary significance.

More on Architecture at the BSR

 

The Rome Scholarship in Architecture (recently known as the Scholars' Prize in Architecture) is an exciting and valuable opportunity for an early-career architect or post-Part II student of architecture to spend three months in Rome (living at the BSR), and be a member of a vibrant residential community of architects, artists and researchers.

It enables somebody to pursue their own, self-directed programme of research. This research — related to the city of Rome or, if appropriate, elsewhere in Italy — may take the form of an architectural project, a theoretical study or an historical investigation, or indeed a combination of all three.

It offers accommodation in a study-bedroom and board, for three months, a monthly stipend, and participation in a range of interdisciplinary activities.

The Rome Scholarship in Architecture has been made possible by donations from a number of former BSR award-holders and current committee members, who will be actively involved in the shortlisting. Final selection at interview will be by members of the new Faculty of Architecture.

For: recently qualified architects (post Part II) who have shown exceptional promise in either their student work or their early professional career, or both
Open to: those of British or Commonwealth nationality, and those who have been working professionally or studying at postgraduate level for at least the last three years in the UK or Commonwealth

More information: See our 2022–3 leaflet.
Application materials (for reference only): an application form and
an equal opportunities monitoring form.
Closing date for applications: Scheme is currently closed.

 

The Giles Worsley Fellowship is awarded for the study of architectural history. It is open to architectural historians and architects whose research in the field or architectural or urban history would benefit from the opportunity to spend three months at the BSR experiencing the reality of buildings and spaces in and around Rome which are related directly or indirectly to their subject of study. While the research carried out at the BSR may be part of a wider project, the intention is that it should be brought together and presented at the end of the Fellowship as a discrete piece of work.

Selection for this Fellowship is by a panel formed of representatives of the RIBA, the British School at Rome and the Worsley family. Applications will also be reviewed by members of the BSR’s Faculty of Architecture.

It offers accommodation in a study-bedroom and board, for three months, a monthly stipend and participation in a range of interdisciplinary activities.

Giles Worsley, the distinguished architectural historian and critic, died of cancer in 2006 at the age of 44. He was an enthusiastic visitor to Italy and a great believer in the importance of Italian architecture of all periods in understanding the development of Western architecture. He was concerned that universities do not give adequate emphasis to the teaching of architectural history and that architectural historians should be encouraged to experience the reality of influential Italian buildings

For: architectural historians and architects
Open to: those of British nationality, and those who have been living and studying for at least the last three years in the UK

More information: See our 2022–3 leaflet.
Application materials (for reference only): an application form and
an equal opportunities monitoring form.
Closing date for applications: Scheme is currently closed.


 

Various other residencies are tenable at the BSR, but the competitions are administered by other organisations. Further information on these can be found by following the links below. Note: some residencies may be suspended due to the COVID-19 situation.

Quebec Residency

A three-month residency for architects undertaking architectural research (architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning and environmental design) and for visual artists whose work is related to architectural research, this opportunity is open to Quebec residents. Further details are available by clicking here.

Nicholas Boas Travel Scholarship

Currently under review

 

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