Michael Meredith (MArch ’00) and Monica Rhodes (LF ’22) have been named winners of the 2022–23 Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome (AAR). These highly competitive fellowships support advanced independent work and research in the arts and humanities. This year, the gift of “time and space to think and work” was awarded to 38 American and four Italian artists and scholars. They will each receive a stipend, workspace, and room and board at the academy’s 11-acre campus on the Janiculum Hill in Rome, starting in September 2022.
Rome Prize winners are selected annually by independent juries of distinguished artists and scholars through a national competition. The 11 disciplines supported by the Academy are: ancient studies, architecture, design, historic preservation and conservation, landscape architecture, literature, medieval studies, modern Italian studies, music composition, Renaissance and early modern studies, and visual arts.
Michael Meredith has won the Arnold W. Brunner/Katherine Edwards Gordon Rome Prize in the area of architecture. Along with his partner, Hilary Sample, Meredith is a principal of MOS, an internationally recognized architecture practice based in New York. Meredith is professor and assistant dean of Architecture Design at Princeton University. His writing has appeared in Artforum, LOG, Perspecta, Praxis, Domus, and Harvard Design Magazine. Meredith previously taught at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, the University of Michigan, where he was awarded the Muschenheim Fellowship, and the University of Toronto.
Monica Rhodes has won the Adele Chatfield-Taylor Rome Prize in the area of historic preservation and conservation. Prior to the Loeb Fellowship, she led efforts at two of the largest national organizations focused on historic preservation and national parks—the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the National Park Foundation. During her tenure at the National Trust, Rhodes developed the first national program designed to diversify preservation trades. Rhodes’s work has been featured on PBS NewsHour and in the Washington Post, Huffington Post, and in a feature on women in the preservation movement in Essence magazine.
Established in 1894, the American Academy in Rome is America’s oldest overseas center for independent studies and advanced research in the arts and humanities. It has since evolved to become a more global and diverse base for artists and scholars to live and work in Rome. The residential community includes a wide range of scholarly and artistic disciplines, which is representative of the United States and is fully engaged with Italy and contemporary international exchange. The support provided by the academy to Rome Prize winners, Italian fellows, and invited residents helps strengthen the arts and humanities.
For information on this year’s winners, please visit 2022 Rome Prize Fellowship Winners and Jurors.