2019 HKS Design Fellowship Applications Are Open

The HKS Design Fellowship is an annual exercise that brings together creatives from HKS and universities to explore big ideas and stimulate new thinking with the goal of cultivating emerging design talent as we enrich the quality of our work at HKS. We connect students, emerging design professionals and community leaders in conversations around real-world conditions that could benefit from design and creative dialogue. This year, fellowships will be hosted by HKS offices in Los Angeles, Washington D.C. and Atlanta.

The HKS Design Fellowship has the power to shape experiences that can shift paradigms by encouraging exploration beyond the boundaries of what’s been done before or what is conventional. This tradition continues because it inspires us to continually improve our ability to deliver services, environments and experiences that have a meaningful impact in the lives of the communities we serve. The 2018 Fellows explored how to breathe new life into a dilapidated stadium and designed a memorial to the victims of one of America’s most painful mass shootings.

Fellows are chosen by the Design Fellowship’s committee via a blind review of submitted materials. There is no application fee or cost to participate in the Design Fellowship. Meals throughout the charrette are provided at no cost. However, please note that Fellows are responsible for their own travel and accommodations. Selected applicants will be notified of their acceptance after the application deadline.

Who Is Eligible to Apply?  

Any undergraduate students, graduate students and recent graduates (six months post-graduation) are eligible to apply. Students in architecture, urban planning, interior design, industrial design/designed objects, landscape architecture and the fine arts are particularly encouraged to apply.

HKS employees may apply if they work in one of the offices listed in the description for each Fellowship below.

How to Apply:

Mid-Atlantic Fellowship

March 1-4 in Washington D.C.
Deadline for applications is Jan.25.
HKS applicants are accepted from New York, Richmond and Washington, D.C. offices.

1250 I (Eye) Street NW, Suite 600
Washington, D.C. 20005

Southeast Fellowship

March 15-18 in Atlanta, GA
Deadline for applications is Feb. 7.
HKS applicants are accepted from Miami, Orlando and Atlanta offices.

191 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 5000
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Los Angeles Fellowship

March 22-25 in Los Angeles, CA
Deadline for applications is Feb. 6.
HKS applicants are accepted from the Los Angeles office.

10880 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1850
Los Angeles, CA 90024