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, AIA for the scholarship year.  Read more about the 2019-2020 recipient Laura Stargala!


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.

Application process

Applications for the 2020-2021 academic year are now closed. The recipient will be notified in May 2020.

Applicants must submit:

  • A comprehensive essay that discusses your studies at the design intersection of innovative sustainability, resilience, wellness and beauty (1,200 words)
  • A professional resume
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A portfolio (5-15 files, submissions should speak to AIA’s design excellence framework)

Email us at scholarships@architectsfoundation.org.

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About Yann Weymouth

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.

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 the Design Director for a science research laboratory at the University of Miami with Harvard Jolly Architecture.

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.