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The PRA Prize in Architecture and Community Design

at University of South Florida’s College of The Arts/School of Architecture and Community Design (SACD)

Plunkett Raysich Architects, LLP and the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee’s School of Architecture and Community Design are excited to announce the $5,000 PRA Prize and included offer of a 2023 paid summer internship at the PRA Sarasota Office.

Details are outlined below:

  • The PRA Prize in the amount of $5,000 will be awarded to a student in recognition of architectural design that displays exceptional creativity and technical mastery. The PRA Prize will be offered each year in spring through 2027.
  • Students who apply for PRA Prize consideration will be adjudicated by SACD faculty. Entrants will submit a portfolio, university transcript, and essay.
  • The awarded recipient will also be offered a paid Summer Internship with PRA’s Sarasota Office, should the student so choose.
  • The internship will allow the student to participate in real-life project programming, planning, design, construction documents, construction administration, and practice led by PRA architect mentors with the opportunity to participate on ongoing USF Student Center and Resident Hall project.
  • The student and PRA will together design the internship to be beneficial to the student’s academic and career goals, work-balance and other commitments.

Eligibility: USF SACD Master of Architecture Degree Candidates, beginning or concluding their 5th or 6th year of program in Fall 2023.

Essay Question: How can architects and design professionals lead our communities, institutions, and workplaces toward inclusiveness and equity for all?

Essay Structure: 500-600 words, double spaced.

Learn more about PRA here.

Have any questions? Contact:
John J Holz, AIA, NCARB, LEED BD+C, 941.348.3618

Apply here.