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Overview

Award

Single or multiple awards up to $5,000.

Purpose

Founded to encourage student journalism on architecture, planning, and related subjects, and to foster regard for intelligent criticism among future professionals. The award is not intended as a prize for individuals, but is intended to support the ongoing publication of student-edited journals whose subject matter could include architectural design, history, and theory.

Eligibility

Any journal (online or print) published by a school of architecture, landscape architecture or planning in the United States that is edited by students is eligible. The publication must have been produced in the current or previous school year.

Jury Guidelines

This award was founded to encourage student journalism on architecture, planning, or related subjects, and to foster regard for intelligent criticism among future professionals. The award is not intended as a prize for individuals, but is intended to support the ongoing publication of student-edited journals whose subject matter could include architectural design, history, or theory.

Application Requirements

A complete application includes the application form and the journal. All aspects of the application must be submitted both electronically (PDF) and in hardcopy (ten copies of the journal).

Application Form 

  • Contact Information: The entry must include information for both the faculty advisor(s) and the student editor(s), the signatures of these individuals, and the title and date of the publication.
  • Statement of Purpose: Entries are to be accompanied by a concise statement (500 words max) describing the purpose of the publication, its intended audience, and the school and degree program that the entrants are enrolled in.

Journal
The journal may focus on architecture, planning and related subjects. The publications subject matter may include architectural design, history, and theory.

 

Note:

  • There is no entry fee.
  • Ten (10) hardcopies of the journal are required.
  • A self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) is required if applicants would like work samples returned. SASE without correct postage will not be returned. For students in New York City, the application will also be available for pick-up.

Submission Instructions

In addition to mailing a hard copy application (application form and ten copies of the journal), an electronic application must also be submitted.

Application Form
The application form should be saved as a PDF with the following name:

Haskell Application – Journal Title
[Example: Haskell Application – Architectural Record]

Journal
The journal must be submitted as a PDF document (10 MB max). An additional PDF larger than 10 MB may be submitted. This second PDF MUST be zipped. The PDF journal should be saved with the following name:

Haskell Journal – Journal Title
[Example: Haskell Journal – Architectural Record]

Applications should be sent in a single email to scholarships@centerforarchitecture.org. The subject line should read “Haskell Application” followed by the journal’s title. [Example subject line: Haskell Application – Architectural Record]

Hard Copy Submission
In addition to submitting an electronic version of the application, a hard copy application (application form and the journal) must be submitted. Ten (10) hardcopies of the journal must be provided. Send the hard copy application in one package to:

Center for Architecture
ATTN: Haskell Application – Journal Title
[Example: ATTN: Haskell Application – Architectural Record]
536 LaGuardia Place
New York, NY 10012

Submissions may be hand-delivered to the Center for Architecture. Hand-delivered submissions should be addressed in the following manner:

Center for Architecture
ATTN: Haskell Application – Journal Title
[Example: ATTN: Haskell Application – Architectural Record]

Notification
Applicants will be notified by the end of July.

FAQs

Eligibility

1. My school is located outside of New York State. Is our student-edited architecture journal eligible for the Douglas Haskell Award?
Yes, the Douglas Haskell Award for Student Journals is open to student-edited architectural journals nationwide.

2. Are online or e-journals eligible?
Yes, online and e-journals are eligible. Please print ten (10) copies of your journal for the hardcopy submission. Visit the Submission Instructions section for more details.

Application Submission

1. Can applicants submit a PDF journal that is larger than 10 MB?
Applicants must submit a version of the journal in PDF format that does not exceed 10 MB must also be submitted. An additional PDF larger than 10 MB may be submitted. This second PDF MUST be zipped. The PDF journal should be saved with the following name:

Haskell Journal – Journal Title
[Example: Haskell Journal – Architectural Record]

2. Do applications need to be post-marked by the deadline?
The electronic and hardcopy versions of the complete application must be received by 5:00pm EST on the due date in order to be considered. No exceptions. Refer to the Submission Instructions section for submission details.

3. Can I hand-deliver my application?
Applicants who are in the New York area may hand-deliver their complete application to the Center for Architecture. Hand-delivered submissions should be addressed in the following manner:

Center for Architecture
ATTN: Haskell Application – Journal Title
[Example: ATTN: Haskell Application – Architectural Record]

Please keep in mind that all applications must be submitted in hardcopy as well as electronically. Click here for directions to the Center for Architecture.

4. Is it possible to extend the deadline based on personal extenuating circumstances?
All applications must be received by the due date in order to be reviewed. No exceptions.

5. What is the schedule of notification?
Applicants will be notified by the end of July.

General

1. Does  Center for Architecture sponsor individual students pursuing an architectural education in need of financial aid?
Center for Architecture supports students through our scholarship program. At this time it is not possible for Center for Architecture to give financial aid above and beyond this program. For more information visit the the scholarships and grants overview section.

Who is Douglas Haskell

The Haskell Award for Student Journalism was established by Helen Lacey Haskell, the wife of architectural journalist and editor Douglas Haskell in the late 1980s.

Its purpose is to perpetuate intelligent writing about design as a means to encourage the development of architects and allied professionals.

Douglas Putnam Haskell was born in Monastir, Yugoslavia in 1899, the son of American missionaries to the Balkans. He graduated from Oberlin College in 1923, majoring in Political Science and minoring in Art. Haskell spent his entire career as journalist and editor. He was an associate editor for Architectural Record from 1929-1930, was architecture critic for The Nation from 1930-1942, associate editor again of Architectural Record from 1943-1949, and, finally, was editor of Architectural Forum from 1949 until his mandatory retirement in 1964.

Architectural Forum was very influential under his leadership. It was really the only magazine to take a stand against the demolition of Penn Station, and Haskell personally used the influence of Architectural Forum to help stop the demolition of Grand Central Station.

Though not an architect himself, he was admitted as an honorary member to the American Institute of Architects. You can read his editorials and correspondence with architects such as Marcel Breuer, Philip Johnson, Ed Bacon, and Mies Van der Rohe at Columbia University’s Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library.

Past Recipients

2018
Dichotomy — University of Detroit Mercy
PLOT — City College of New York
Agora — University of Michigan

Honorable Mentions
Litorum Journal — University of Minnesota
Paprika! — Yale University

2017
OBL/QUE — Harvard University

Honorable Mentions
Common Ground — Northeastern University
Agora — University of Michigan

2016
sofA — Woodbury University

Honorable Mentions
Plot — City College of New York
The Thinking Architect— University of North Carolina at Charlotte

2015
Issues — Washington University

2014
Panorama — University of Pennsylvania Department of City and Regional Planning

2013
Fresh Meat — University of Illinois Chicago

2012
Fresh Meat — University of Illinois Chicago

Honorable Mentions
Dimensions — University of Michigan
Urban — Columbia University

2011
Contexture — Louisiana State University

Honorable Mention
Root — University of Colorado at Denver

2010
There — University of Minnestoa

2009
Informality — City College of New York

Honorable Mention
Contexture — Louisiana State University

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