Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Prince of Wales's Graduate Fellowship in Sustainable Architecture & Urbanism


The Prince’s Foundation for the Built Environment has established a Graduate Fellowship to meet the need for the next generation of architects and designers who will evolve traditional architecture and urbanism in response to the global climate and urbanisation challenges. We believe that comprehensive and practical action is needed to train designers who can evolve traditional approaches to planning and designing in response to our contemporary ecological crisis.

The two-year programme begins with a three-week residential summer school. this unique event will provide an introduction to the holistic approach to planning, designing and building practised at the Foundation, and will provide an intensive course in key skills such as drawing, painting, design, construction and the implementation of traditional urbanism. the Fellows will then be attached to departments of the Foundation and work within one of three, multidisciplinary teams of urban designers, architects and facilitators, promoting and implementing traditional urbanism. Subject to availability, Fellows will participate in an enquiry by Design (a unique, practical tool for engaging partners in a design-led process) and in major educational events. Fellows will also work on research projects, help to produce events, and write and produce reports and design studies. Fellows will be exposed to many of the world’s leading urbanists, traditional architects and transport reformers through a regular masterclass programme.

In their second year, subject to performance and economic conditions, the Fellows will be seconded for one year to an appropriate architectural or planning practice. During that summer, they will also be expected to spend a week at the residential summer school, sharing their expertise through teaching craft students and architects how to apply traditional building techniques to architectural processes and urban interventions. the Graduate Fellowship commences each July with the Residential Summer School. Some full and part bursaries are available.

Application criteria

Applicants must have completed a first degree (or Part I) in any of the following:

◆ Architecture
◆ Urban design
◆ Landscape design
◆ Engineering
◆ Planning or urban policy
◆ Surveying
Or related areas.

Teaching at PFBE is carried out in English and candidates must satisfy us that they are sufficiently capable in written and spoken English. Please ask for a list of English courses and test results that PFBE accepts.

how to apply

Please apply by sending the following to The Prince’s Foundation:
◆ Covering letter and Curriculum Vitae;
◆ A 500 word essay on a subject to be announced in January 2011;
◆ Reference letter from your Head of School;
◆ Portfolio with samples of your work.

The closing date is Friday 8th April 2011. Shortlisted candidates will be expected to attend interviews during the period February - May 2011.

Some full bursaries will be available:

please indicate if your application is dependent on a bursary. In 2010 three full and one half bursaries were awarded. Please address your application to:

Dr Matthew Hardy,
Senior Lecturer in Architecture & Urbanism,
The Prince’s Foundation,
19–22 Charlotte Road,
London EC2A 3SG, United Kingdom

The Prince’s Foundation for the Built Environment is an educational charity which exists to improve the quality of people’s lives by teaching and practising timeless and ecological ways of planning, designing and building. We believe that if we can understand and apply time-tested principles, building once more in a sustainable way, we will reap improvements in public health, in livelier and safer streets and in a more affordable lifestyle for families and individuals. The Prince’s Foundation for the Built Environment believes that building in a sustainable way will reap benefits for communities and result in neighbourhoods that accrue higher value over time.

The Prince’s Foundation for the Built Environment

19—22 Charlotte Road
London EC2A 3SG United Kingdom
T +44 (0) 20 7613 8500
F +44 (0) 20 7613 8599

Please quote on your application when applying for this fellowship

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