The IAWA invites architects, scholars, and researchers to honor IAWA founder Milka Bliznakov through their research on women in architecture and related design fields. Their research, in concert with the preservation efforts of the IAWA, will help fill the current void in historical knowledge about women's professional achievements. The archive encourages such research in addition to its goal of preserving archival materials related to the work of women who shaped the built and designed environments, thus preserving for posterity a record of their achievements.
The Board of Advisors of the International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA) Presents this Annual Prize of $1000 following a Two Stage Process:
In Stage One, applicants register their proposal, which outlines the work they plan to complete within the coming year.
Stage Two occurs the following year, when applicants submit their completed projects. The winner of the prize is selected from among these projects.
STAGE ONE: REGISTRATION BY PROPOSAL
A 500-word proposal with curriculum vitae must be received or postmarked by November 1, 2007. The proposal to be forwarded in two forms—by electronic submission and hard copy by mail.
Proposals may include an original project, research, or scholarly work, which contributes to and advances the recognition of women's contributions in design. The board encourages proposals that draw upon or expand the IAWA collections and reflect upon the broader context of women's contributions in the field of design. The product of the work should be specified in the initial proposal.
The IAWA jury awards the Bliznakov Prize for the completed project that best demonstrates an important advancement to the recognition of women's contributions to architecture and the related design fields while encouraging the use and growth of the International Archive of Women in Architecture. The final project must be received by November 1, 2008.
The prize money will be awarded following review of the second-stage submissions to the IAWA jury.
If further information is required, please contact Donna Dunay, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proposals for the
Milka Bliznakov Awards
should be sent to:
IAWA Executive Committee
ATTN: Donna Dunay, AIA
Chair, Milka Bliznakov Prize
School of Architecture + Design
Mail Code 0205
College of Architecture and Urban Studies
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061