Yann Weymouth Graduate Scholarship

The Architects Foundation Yann Weymouth Graduate Scholarship was established to support a graduate student studying architecture within a NAAB-accredited master’s degree program. The student’s work should demonstrate an exemplary focus at the design intersection of sustainability, resilience, wellness and beauty.

The $5,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student at any level of graduate study within a NAAB-accredited architecture program. Previous Yann Weymouth Graduate Scholarship recipients are eligible to reapply in subsequent years. To help the scholarship recipient establish contacts within the profession and receive deeper insights about the field, they will be mentored by Mr. Weymouth 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

Application process

Apply online starting November 5, 2018. The deadline for applications is January 16, 2019, 11:59pm Eastern.

  1. Review the eligibility requirements.
  2. Complete an online application by January 16, 2019.
  3. Upload all application materials including:
    • resume
    • personal essay
    • two letters of recommendation
    • 5-10 examples of your creative work
    • estimated college expenses (requires FAFSA)

Email us at scholarships@architectsfoundation.org.

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.