Aleksandra Jaeschke announced as recipient of 2019 Wheelright Prize

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/25/25df8ef0291d0dbc1d1b2caeef8941e6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />This morning, the&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/harvard" rel="nofollow" >Harvard University Graduate School of Design</a>&nbsp;announced Polish architect&nbsp;Aleksandra Jaeschke as the winner of&nbsp;the 2019&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/225062/wheelwright-prize" rel="nofollow" >Wheelwright Prize</a>. Established in 1935, the&nbsp;coveted $100,000 architectural grant supports&nbsp;travel-based research and investigative approaches to contemporary design.

A Harvard GSD graduate, Jaeshke was selected by a seven person jury for her proposal UNDER WRAPS: Architecture and Culture of Greenhouses—a project born from her long-term fascination with horticultural operations and the resulting relationships between plants and humans. Prior work of hers has explored sustainability as a building-scale issue; and looked at how building regulations and new technologies shape environmentally-driven design.

Aleksandra Jaeschke.

Currently an Assistant Professor of Architecture and Sustainable Design at The University of Texas at Austin, Jaeshke will spend the next two years traveling to countries like Taiwan, Morocco, and Israel, looking at regions with a h…

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