New Eileen Gray E1027 Fellowship for Architecture launched by RIAI and CCI
  • 09 May 2022

New Eileen Gray E1027 Fellowship for Architecture launched by RIAI and CCI

E1027, Courtesy Cap Moderne (Photo Manuel Bougot)
E1027, Courtesy Cap Moderne (Photo Manuel Bougot)
E1027, Courtesy Cap Moderne (Photo Manuel Bougot)

The RIAI and Centre Culturel Irlandais (CCI) with the support of the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs are delighted to announce a new fellowship for Irish Architects at the Centre Culturel Irlandais. 

The Eileen Gray E1027 Fellowship for Architecture is in memory of one Ireland’s greatest architects – Eileen Gray (1878-1976) whose work includes her former home, the influential E1027 in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, which has been restored by Cap Moderne Association.  A visit to E1027 will form part of the fellowship. The objective of the fellowship is to support an Architect in research focusing on the wider theme of innovation in how we live – from our homes to our cities and towns. 

Application Process

Applicants are invited to apply for the Eileen Gray E1027 Fellowship for Architecture. The application process will close on 9 June 2022 at 6.00pm CET (5.00pm Dublin).

The Fellowship will take place for a month during the period Jan 2023 – December 2023. Registered Architects who are Members of the RIAI are eligible for the Eileen Gray E1027 Fellowship for Architecture. Applicants must be Irish citizens or normally resident on the island of Ireland. 

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Nora Hickey M'Sichili, Director, CCI; Charlotte Sheridan, President RIAI (Photo Conor Healy)
Nora Hickey M'Sichili, Director, CCI; Charlotte Sheridan, President RIAI (Photo Conor Healy)

Nora Hickey M'Sichili, Director of the Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris said: “Recognising the value of time and space to reflect, investigate and seize opportunities, lies at the heart of the CCI’s support of this important award. Paris and the French Riviera were the physical bedrocks of Eileen Gray’s outstanding contribution to Modernist architecture and design. A century later, Irish architects will be able to explore these foundations of her personal style and philosophy.”

Charlotte Sheridan, President of the RIAI said: “Eileen Gray humanised the architectural world. Her architecture was concerned first and foremost with human need and she designed for user comfort. Architects today continue to take inspiration from her work, and the fellowship encourages architects to research and develop ideas relating to innovation in our homes, including individual and multiple dwellings, and sustainable ways of living, liveable cities and towns.” 

The fellowship entitles an Irish architect to spend a period of one month at the Centre Culturel Irlandais, where they will be accommodated and receive a stipend of €1000 to cover living expenses. An additional €500 will be made available to cover the cost of the visit to E1027 in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin and to the Princess Grace Irish Library in Monaco. The research findings of the residency will be publically disseminated by the architect. This could take a variety of forms – including a talk, podcast, published article or video. The dissemination form should suit the subject matter and outcomes.

If you require further information, please email communications@riai.ie

Further information is available here