Gain a Scholarship to work at DS+R!!!

The Arquia Foundation is renowned for providing prestigious scholarships to skilled candidates to pursue professional practice throughout Spain and Europe. We are here to celebrate and inform our community of the 2nd year edition of the Architec-US | Arquia Foundation Scholarship that will allow young architects to pursue the scholarship, now as well in the US, thanks to Architect-US strong bonds with DS+R and our collaboration with The Arquia Foundation.

Since collaboration between Architect-US and Fundación Arquia (The Arquia Foundation) began in 2019, we have been able to accomplish so much for our participants and community. We are excited to keep this wonderful opportunity for young, ambitious and talented architects from Europe moving forward, and hopefully in the future, we can continue to grow these opportunities.

Diller Scofidio + Renfro have been very thoughtful and have worked together with Architect-US hand in hand to provide more chances for young architects and designers to have a life-changing opportunity, while gaining experience from the most demanding and ground-breaking offices in the United States.

The Arquia Foundation, taking into account the training value that practical knowledge of the profession and geographical mobility entail, announces the XXII edition of the Arquia / Scholarship contest, for which it awards 37 scholarships aimed at students in the final years of their degree and young architects recent graduates, destined to the realization of professional practices in architecture studies and cultural institutions in the industry.

Once you start working towards obtaining a scholarship from the Arquia foundation, you have to make sure that you fit all the important requisites regarding eligibility. You can find out all about the scholarship by going to Arquia | Architect-US Scholarship.

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Basic Information and Requirements for any Arquia Scholarship

Eligible Candidates

Architecture students and young architects with Spanish or Portuguese nationality or citizens with residence permits in Spain or Portugal who, on the date of completion of the submission of applications, meet the following requirements will be eligible for the scholarship:

a) Having passed a minimum of 60% of the credits necessary to obtain the qualifying degree for the exercise of the profession of architect in an architecture school in Spain or Portugal.
b) Be enrolled in the 2020/2021 academic year in an architecture school in Spain or Portugal.

Have obtained the qualifying title for the exercise of the profession of architect in a school of architecture of Spain or Portugal, or have obtained the title outside these countries and approved in one of them, after April 30, 2020.

Calendar of Events

  • Call opening: January 2, 2021
  • Registration period: January 2 to April 30, 2021
  • Results: last week of July 2021
  • Delivery act: October 2021
  • Enjoy the scholarship: from October 2021

How to participate?

There are two forms of participation: academic record and contest. You can choose to participate in one of them or in both simultaneously. 12 scholarships are announced for the contest modality and the rest for the expedient modality. To ensure an adequate geographical distribution of the scholarships, this will be weighted proportionally to the number of valid registrations received by study center and modality.

Candidates may choose to carry out the internship in all destinations offered by the Arquia Foundation within the Program, selecting their preferences in their registration as long as they meet the specific requirements of each scholarship.

Academic record.

Candidates will be selected based on their academic record. This will be valued by the average of the marks obtained in the subjects passed in the career, as well as by the average of the marks obtained in the subjects passed in Projects (for this purpose, all those that depend on the Department of Architectural Projects will be considered). Said average marks will be calculated by the applicant, as specified in Annex I of the Bases.


The students will be selected by virtue of the material contributed to the contest, as specified in Annex II of the Bases.

Documentation and Delivery

The information can be edited until the day and time that registrations end: April 30, 2021 at 12 noon (Spanish peninsular time).

Academic record

Once the registration has been made, access the private user area by inserting email and password and enter the average of the marks described above in the box provided for this (scholarships section, option ‘edit participation’). Subsequently, the shortlisted will be required to have a pdf of the academic record.


‘Live and coexist. Thinking the city. Alternatives to the Cerdà block, or not… ‘. Once the registration is made, access the private user area by entering your email and password and attach and complete the required fields.

    • Presentation in two PDF files (72 dpi, .pdf format and a maximum size of 10 MB) that includes the following material:
    • Graphic documentation of the proposal at the preliminary project level in A3 format
    • Explanatory report with diagrams and reflections in A4 format
    • Cover image

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Judge for the Selection Process

Carme Pinós

After achieving international recognition together with Enric Miralles with projects such as the Igualada Cemetery, Carme Pinós founded her own studio in 1991.

During all these years, Carme Pinós has combined her activity as an architect with teaching, being a visiting professor at prestigious universities such as UC Berkeley, Harvard Graduate School of Design, l’École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne or Columbia University in NY.

Her recent projects include the Plaza de la Gardunya, the School of Art Massanay and the rear façade of the Boquería Market in Barcelona; the Caixaforum Cultural Center in Zaragoza, the Department Building on the WU Campus in Vienna and the Cube I and Cube II Office Towers in Guadalajara, Mexico.

She has received numerous awards and mentions, including the Richard J. Neutra Medal for Professional Excellence (2016), the 2016 Berkeley-Rupp Prize, the Creu de Sant de Sant Jordi de la Generalitat de Catalunya (2015), the Premio de Spanish Architecture of the CSAE (1995). Also in 2012 she was named an International Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects and in 2011 Honorary Member of the American Institute of Architects.

Theme of the 2021 Challenge

Vivir y Convivir
Pensar al ciudad
Alternativas a la manzana cerdà, o no…
Access to all the info for the Arquia Scholarship 2021 contest here!!

Architect-US’ involvement will be with helping you find a position in the American firm, the bureaucratic processes of the J1 Visa paperwork, medical insurance, and all the official documentation required by the State Department to legally work in the US.

If you are interested in working in the United States, we highly recommend that you register in our  Job+J1 Visa Program so we can send you detailed information on how we can help you reach the dream opportunity you’ve been after.

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