Order of Architects of Milan and its Foundation give awards for the best thesis on design and architecture.
The Best Graduates Award was created in 2003 to filter out the best and most interesting architecture, design, landscape and restoration thesis of Milan Polytechnic’s graduates. The award wants to put recent graduates in touch with professional and cultural realities and present them to a broad, interested public.
Every year representatives of the Order of Architects of Milan take part to the Polytechnic’s Master Degree Committee Members Boards and select the best thesis choosing the Award participants. Winners are picked from this shortlist by a jury of high-profile professionals nominated annually by the Order of Architects.
From its latest edition 2018 the Best Graduates Award increase its value with two new prizes (2nd and 3rd prizes) and, thanks to the support of the Japanese association ADF-Aoyama Design Forum, offers to prize winners an exchange and internship opportunity in Japan.
1st prize: 2.500,00 € + journey in Japan (max 2 graduates if group)
2nd prize: 1.000,00 €
3rd prize: 500,00 €
To the authors of the theses mentioned will be given a selection of books published by Fondazione OAMi.
Winners of the last editions:
Winners Maria Vittoria Monaco and Riccardo Miccoli with the thesis Convivium, nuovi spazi di socialità per il carcere di Verziano.
Alessandro Trivelli, councelor Order of Architects of Milan
Giulia Setti, Politecnico of Milan
Enrico Scaramellini, architect
Silvia Botti, director of Abitare
Franco Raggi, architect
Winners Valeria Chiozzi and Tommaso Latini with the thesis Il Borgo di Toiano. Rigenerazione di un paesaggio agricolo: turismo sostenibile e produzione vinicola.
Paolo Brambilla, councelor Order of Architects of Milan
Donatella Bollani, vice director Domus
Laura Montedoro, docente Politecnico of Milan
Monica Margarido, architect
Stefano Tropea, councelor Order of Architects of Milan
Winner Davide Vernocchi with the thesis Manhattanville Urban Campus.
Paolo Danelli, architect
Paola Pierotti, journalist
Gennaro Postiglione, Politecnico of Milano
Franco Raggi, vicepresident Order of Architects of Milan
Nunzio Sciveres, architect