China Prize

China Prize

The Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Foundation Announces Winners of the 2017 China Prize


The Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) Foundation is pleased to announce three (3) winners of an SOM China Prize for 2017, for which each recipient will receive a $5,000 Fellowship for travel and research outside of China. The Winners were selected from among Applicants enrolled in the last two years of either an undergraduate or a graduate degree program, in either Architecture or Urban Design at a university in the People’s Republic of China. The Jury, comprised of architects practicing in China, noted that beyond the winners, a very high quality of work was to be found in other outstanding submissions. The Jury has selected the following students as the recipients of the 2017 China Prize:


Established in 1979, the SOM Foundation Travel and Research Fellowships for Architecture, Urban Design and Structural Engineering, are internationally recognized for their mission to nurture future leaders in design by awarding the prestigious annual Fellowships to students in the United States, and more recently in the United Kingdom and China. The awards provide students with an opportunity for learning outside of their traditional academic environment through travel to observe architecture, history, culture and design. Since inception, the SOM Foundation Fellowship Program has provided over 200 students with the opportunity to broaden their cultural and aesthetic horizons through travel outside of their country.