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Prix de Rome in Architecture - Emerging Practitioners

Portrait of Piper Bernbaum

Piper Bernbaum

2016 Winner

Piper Bernbaum

Piper Bernbaum will be investigating and researching the Jewish Eruv (an area marked by wire that extends Orthodox Jewish households and the leniencies of private space into public areas) in Europe, Israel, and Canada, looking at the ideals of Canada's post-nation state and plurality in architecture.

What is this prize?

The Prix de Rome in Architecture for Emerging Practitioners is awarded to a recent graduate from a Canadian architectural school who has demonstrated exceptional potential in contemporary architectural design. With this prize, the recipient may visit architectural buildings and carry out an internship at an internationally renowned architectural firm anywhere in the world.

Prize amount

$34,000 for the work program, travel and public presentation

How to qualify

Apply to the Council.

A peer assessment committee will select the recipient from among all applicants.

For eligibility criteria, the application form and for further information on this prize, see the Prix de Rome in Architecture for Emerging Practitioners Guidelines.



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Who created this prize?

Inspired by the Prix de Rome in architecture, which was created in the 18th century and helped young architects train in Italy, the Prix de Rome in Architecture for Emerging Practitioners was established in Canada in 1987 in pursuit of a more outward-looking vision towards the world.

Further Information

Sarah Brown

Program Officer, Prizes

Canada Council for the Arts

150 Elgin Street, P.O. Box 1047

Ottawa ON K1P 5V8

E-mail: sarah.brown@canadacouncil.ca

613-566-4414, ext. 6004

Toll free: 1-800-263-5588, ext. 6004

TTY: 1-866-585-5559

Next Deadline

October, 2017


Prize Amount


By Application

Cumulative list of winners

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