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2020 GSAPP Incubator Prize

The 2020–2021 cycle is dedicated to the theme of Climate, Health, and Cities, and seeks proposals that advance these concerns in architecture and its related fields. As a platform for entrepreneurship and expanded modes of practice, the Prize supports projects that bridge critical discourse and active practice and engagement.

With the generosity of donor support, the 2020–2021 Incubator Prize includes an additional 25 prizes of $10,000 each to be distributed over two years in order to particularly assist the recent GSAPP alumni graduating in this time of professional uncertainty.


The application for the 2020–2021 GSAPP Incubator Prize is now closed.

Deadline for submission was July 17, 2020 and Prize recipients will be announced in September, 2020.


The GSAPP Incubator Prize is open to is open to alumni of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation who graduated between 2005 and 2020. Former Incubator members are eligible to apply for the prize.

Recipients will develop their work independently and can be based internationally. Operating within the broader ecosystem of Columbia GSAPP’s commitment to new forms of design research and practice, GSAPP Incubator Prize recipients will convene for exchanges throughout their one-year award period, and will present their work at the School at the end of the academic year.

Please contact communications@arch.columbia.edu with any questions.

In accordance with University and Federal policy, prizes and awards are taxable. Recipients are responsible for reporting taxable payments and for remitting any tax due with their personal income tax return. U.S. withholding tax may apply to foreign recipients.