Aleksandra Jaeschke. Photo: Fabrizio Darold.

Aleksandra Jaeschke Awarded Harvard’s 2019 Wheelwright Prize

Harvard University’s graduate school of design named Polish architect Aleksandra Jaeschke as the winner of this year’s Wheelwright Prize, a $100,000 grant to support two years of research on the culture and architecture of global greenhouses. Her work will focus on developing strategies for more equitable greenhouse ruralism to empower farmers and an engaged urban horticulture to engage city dwellers in caring for plants.

Jaeschke’s work was in “27/37 Exhibition of Young Italian Architecture” at the Italian pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai Expo, and she was part of the ARCHITEKTUR! conference series held in 2012 at the MAXXI Museum in Rome. She earned her doctorate from Harvard in 2018 and is a licensed architect in Italy and an assistant professor of architecture and sustainable design at the University of Texas at Austin. Previously she taught at the Woodbury School of Architecture in Los Angeles. 

Maria Shéhérazade Giudici and Garrett Ricciardi were finalists for the prize and were selected from more than 145 applicants.