The award recognizes students in their penultimate year at one of the twenty-seven design schools KPF has partnered with. Winners receive cash prizes to fund summer research "on far-reaching topics that push the boundaries of critical thinking and architectural design."
The announcement was made by the jury during a virtual event. Due to the travel restrictions, winners were awarded a scholarship to fund a "Journey of the Mind."
Jury members included Milton S.F.Curry, Jury Chair and Dean of University of Southern California School of Architecture; Mariana Ibañez, Chair of UCLA Architecture and Urban Design; Michael Maltzan, Principal of Michael Maltzan Architecture; and Doug Hocking and James von Klemperer, Principals at KPF.