Yann Weymouth Graduate Scholarship
The Yann Weymouth Graduate Scholarship supports a graduate student whose work demonstrates an exemplary focus at the design intersection of sustainability, resilience, wellness and beauty. The scholarship recipient receives $5,000 and mentorship from Yann Weymouth, FAIA for the scholarship year.
To be eligible for the Yann Weymouth Graduate Scholarship, students must meet the following criteria:
- GPA of 3.0 or higher
- US Citizen
- Graduate student attending a NAAB-accredited architecture program
Previous Yann Weymouth Graduate Scholarship recipients are eligible to reapply in subsequent years.
Applications for the 2023-2024 academic year are open through January 20, 2023.
Applicants must submit:
- A comprehensive essay that discusses your studies at the design intersection of innovative sustainability, resilience, wellness and beauty (1,200 words)
- Example: Michael Paraszczak Essay
- A professional resume
- Two letters of recommendation
- A portfolio (5-15 files, submissions should speak to AIA’s design excellence framework)
- Example: Michael Paraszczak Portfolio
2023 Selection Committee
More information about the selection committee will be released. Please address letters of reference to the “2023 Selection Committee.”
Application period: November 7, 2023 – January 20, 2023
Review period: February – May 2023
Scholarship recipient selection meeting: May 2023
Scholarship recipients notified: Immediately following the meeting
First scholarship disbursement: August 2023
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About Yann Weymouth, FAIA
After graduating from Harvard University and MIT, Yann Weymouth served as chief of design for I.M. Pei on the National Gallery of Art East Wing in Washington, DC, and the Grand Louvre Project in Paris. In 1989, he was honored with the title “Chevalier” (Knight) of the Ordre national du Mérite by the French President Francois Mitterrand and then again in 2012 as “Officier” by President Hollande.
Weymouth worked for Redroof, Arup, SOM, and Arquitectonica before serving as senior vice president, design director, and worldwide design board member for HOK Architects, where he contributed to four major museum commissions in the state of Florida. Weymouth has just completed the design of the completed James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art in St. Petersburg, FL with Harvard Jolly Architecture and Wannemacher Jensen Architects. He is now working as Harvard Jolly Architecture Design Director for special projects on two Miami buildings, a science research laboratory at the University of Miami and a classroom and academic staff office building for the School of International and Public Affairs at Florida International University.
A collection of Weymouth’s sketchbooks from 1963 through 2000 is housed at the Frances Loeb Library at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. These span more than 50 years of design work and provide fresh insight into the design development of his work.