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Richard Rogers’s iconic ’60s home will host new fellowship program

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Applications are now open

Calling all built-environment professionals and scholars: Get your portfolios together, because British starchitect’s Richard Rogers’s iconic Wimbledon house in London will be home to a lucky recipient as part of a fellowship program through Harvard’s Graduate School of Design (GSD).

Donated to the university last April, the prefabricated single-story was one of Rogers’s first projects and features a bright yellow steel frame and moveable walls. It was designed in the late 1960s for his parents. Currently undergoing a restoration by his former colleague Philip Gumuchdjian, the glass-walled home will be inaugurated as a venue for lectures, symposia, and events in 2017.

According to the website, the Richard Rogers Fellowship is “dedicated to advancing research on a wide range of issues—social, economic, technological, political, environmental—that are critical to shaping the contemporary city” and is open to “accomplished architects, landscape architects, urban planners, historians, economists, and other specialists whose research will be enhanced by access to London’s extraordinary libraries, archives, practices, institutions, and other resources.”

Winners will be chose for three terms in the spring, summer, and fall, and will live at the home located at 22 Parkside for three months and also receive travel expenses to London, and a $10,000 cash prize. Applications are due November 28.

Via: The Spaces