Prix de Rome in Architecture — Emerging Practitioners
Samantha Eby currently works as a designer at Batay-Csorba Architects. She holds a master’s degree in architecture from the University of Toronto and a bachelor’s degree in architectural studies from the University of Waterloo. During her studies, she received several awards, including the Howarth-Wright Fellowship, the Toronto Society of Architects Scholarship for innovative approach to city building and urban form and the AIA Henry Adams Medal.
Eby is interested in exploring opportunities for alternative forms of housing that challenge the current practices of financing, communal living and site development. Post-pandemic, she is looking forward to travelling to research and document housing projects and organizations that utilize unconventional development models for multi-unit, collective housing.
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 demonstrates exceptional potential in architectural design. With this prize, the recipient may visit architectural buildings and carry out an internship at an international architectural firm.
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.
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